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Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion : Classics and Contemporary Issues - Steven M. Cahn

Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion

Classics and Contemporary Issues

By: Steven M. Cahn (Editor)

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Published: 24th November 2004
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Offering a new approach to teaching the philosophy of religion, this anthology is organized around ten of the most widely read texts in the field. Presented in their entirety, these classics serve as a framework for a variety of accessible contemporary essays that are also included. The book's unique structure gives students the opportunity to study in depth complete historical works while also conveying a sense of how today's philosophers have explored related issues. Editor Steven M. Cahn has annotated each text to clarify all unfamiliar references. He has also provided introductions that contain biographical profiles of the authors and philosophical commentaries on their writings.
Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues may be supplemented by Questions about God: Today's Philosophers Ponder the Divine, a provocative collection of recent articles on the nature of God, edited by Steven M. Cahn and David Shatz (OUP, 2002).
Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion includes the following unabridged classic works:
Euthyphro, Plato
The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
Proslogion, Anselm; On Behalf of the Fool, Gaunilo: and Reply to Gaunilo, Anselm
Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas
Of Miracles, David Hume
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume
Concluding Unscientific Postscript, SA, ren Kierkegaard
The Will to Believe, William James
The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James
Theology and Falsification, Antony Flew, R.M. Hare, and Basil Mitchell

"A good collection of classic texts in the philosophy of religion. The contemporary discussions help to bring out both the depth of the arguments and some problems inherent in them."--James M. Jacobs, Notre Dame Seminary "After twenty-five years of teaching the philosophy of religion, I now have a text that covers what needs to be covered and is accessible to non-majors."--Donald Hatcher, Baker University "A good collection of classic texts in the philosophy of religion. The contemporary discussions help to bring out both the depth of the arguments and some problems inherent in them."--James M. Jacobs, Notre Dame Seminary "After twenty-five years of teaching the philosophy of religion, I now have a text that covers what needs to be covered and is accessible to non-majors."--Donald Hatcher, Baker University

Acknowledgments: Introduction: 1. Euthyphro, Plato James Rachels: God and Moral Autonomy 2. The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius Nelson Pike: Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action Nicholas Wolterstorff: God Everlasting 3. Proslogion, Anselm; On Behalf of the Fool, Gaunilo; Reply to Gaunilo, Anselm Immanuel Kant: The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of God William L. Rowe: The Ontological Argument George Mavrodes: Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence Harry G. Frankfurt: The Logic of Omnipotence Anne C. Minas: God and Forgiveness 4. Summa Theologiae (I, 1, 2), Thomas Aquinas F.C. Copleston: Aquinas' Five Proofs Richard Taylor: The Cosmological Argument: A Defense William L. Rowe: The Cosmological Argument: A Critique 5. Of Miracles, David Hume Richard Swinburne: Miracles 6. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, David Hume William Paley: The Teleological Argument Nelson Pike: Hume on Evil John H. Hick: The Problem of Evil Steven M. Cahn: The Problem of Goodness William L. Rowe: The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism 7. Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Selection), Søren Kierkegaard Robert Merrihew Adams: Kierkegaard's Arguments Against Objective Reasoning in Religion Richard Taylor: Faith Michael Scriven: Faith and Reason 8. The Will to Believe, William James Blaise Pascal: The Wager Simon Blackburn: Pascal's Wager: A Critique W.K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief Michael Martin: William James and the Will to Believe Alvin Plantinga: The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology Michael Martin: Religious Beliefs and Basic Beliefs 9. The Varieties of Religious Experience (XVI, XVII), William James C.B. Martin: A Religious Way of Knowing William Alston: Religious Experience as Perception of God John H. Hick: Religious Pluralism and Salvation 10. Theology and Falsification, Antony Flew, R.M. Hare, and Basil Mitchell John H. Hick: The Problem of Verification Terence Penelhum: Life After Death Robert McKim: The Hiddenness of God John Dewey: Religion Versus the Religious

ISBN: 9780195171006
ISBN-10: 0195171004
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 24th November 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.71  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Type: Annotated