9780131947238

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131947238

  • ISBN 10:

    0131947230

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2007
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This introduction to the philosophy of religion helps readers understand the primary sources that are essential for genuine philosophical understanding. Its careful selection of important classical and contemporary readings, along with a clear, understandable analysis and discussion of the topics, helps build a basic vocabulary of philosophical and religious termswhile becoming fluent in the main philosophical issues in religion. Chapter topics include the varieties of religious experience, religion and life, religion and human destiny, argument's for God's existence, the problem of evil, and religious language. This book presents an appealing mixture of classical and contemporary authorsfrom Descartes, Paley and Kierkegaard to Otto, James, and Buberto such current writers as Wendy Doniger, Mary Daly, and David Ray Griffin. For philosophersor anyone who likes to philosophizeabout important religious questions and their relation to life.

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