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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion : Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy - William Wainwright

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

By: William Wainwright (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780195138092
Number Of Pages: 560

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The philosophy of religion as a distinct discipline is an innovation of the last two hundred years, but its central topics--the existence and nature of the divine, humankind's relation to it, the nature of religion and its place in human life--have been with us since the inception of philosophy. Philosophers have long critically examined the truth of (and rational justification for) religious claims, and have explored such philosophically interesting phenomena as faith, religious experience and the distinctive features of religious discourse. The second half of the twentieth-century has been an especially fruitful period, with philosophers using new developments in logic and epistemology to mount both sophisticated defenses of, and attacks on, religious claims.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion contains newly commissioned chapters by 21 prominent experts who cover the field in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Each chapter is expository, critical, and representative of a distinctive viewpoint. The Handbook is divided into two sections. The first, "Problems," covers the most frequently discussed topics, among them arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, and religious epistemology. The second is called "Approaches" and contains four essays assessing the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of practicing philosophy of religion.

The Handbook offers contributors of high stature who present substantive and in-depth treatment of the most central topics. It is a must-have reference for anyone with an interest in philosophy and religion.

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"This excellent collection is more comprehensive than many of its competitors.... This collection contains many original contributions, worth reading not only by those for whom analytic philosophy has seemed not the best option available but also by those who are practitioners of that tradition. Wainwright has edited a fine addition to join other Handbooks in this series."--Frank Dilley, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion "An excellent reference source that makes a significant contribution to the discipline...Written by major scholars in the field, the chapters include not only descriptive information but also critical and interpretive insights...Highly recommended."--CHOICE

Introductionp. 3
Divine power, goodness, and knowledgep. 15
Divine sovereignty and aseityp. 35
Nontheistic conceptions of the divinep. 59
The ontological argumentp. 80
Cosmological and design argumentsp. 116
Mysticism and religious experiencep. 138
Pascal's wagers and James's will to believep. 168
The problem of evilp. 188
Religious languagep. 220
Religious epistemologyp. 245
God, science, and naturalismp. 272
Miraclesp. 304
Faith and revelationp. 323
Morality and religionp. 344
Death and the afterlifep. 366
Religious diversity : familiar problems, novel opportunitiesp. 392
Analytic philosophy of religionp. 421
Wittgensteinianism : logic, reality, and Godp. 447
Continental philosophy of religionp. 472
Feminism and analytic philosophy of religionp. 494
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ISBN: 9780195138092
ISBN-10: 0195138090
Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.1  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.04

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