LondonReliPhiloIntro - 1 Paper The Philosophy of Religion...

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1 Paper The Philosophy of Religion is not a subject that is easily demarcated in respect of its scope and point. That said, the Philosophy of Religion is commonly understood to be the philosophical scrutiny of the claims of religious believers and those made on behalf of religious traditions. The focus of study is principally on the three monotheistic traditions of the West: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Those coming to the subject for the first time need to be aware that the it demands competence in many of the central areas of philosophy: metaphysics, philosophical logic, epistemology, and ethics. In this respect, the subject provides a student with an opportunity to apply their general philosophical acumen to a body of important questions concerning theism. Among the questions raised are: the existence of God; the coherence of theism; the compatibility of divine omniscience and human freedom; the problem of evil; and immortality. 2 General Reading Anthologies Pojman, L. ed. Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology. Quinn, Philip L., and Charles Taliaferro. eds. 1997. A Companion to the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Blackwell. Peterson, M., W. Hasker, B. Reichenbach, and D. Basinger. eds. 1996. Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Cahn, Steven M., and David Shatz. eds. 1982. Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Morris, T. V. ed. 1987. The Concept of God. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Mitchell, B. ed. 1971. The Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Davies, B. ed. 2000. Philosophy of Religion: a Guide and Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press. Stump, E., and M. Murray. eds. 1998. Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions. Oxford: Blackwell. Helm, Paul. ed. 1999. Faith and Reason. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Davies, B. ed. 1998. Philosophy of Religion. A Guide to the Subject. London: Cassell. Introductory Texts Taliaferro, C. 1998. Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Oxford. Blackwell. Le Poidevin, R. 1996. Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. New York: Routledge. Kenny, A. 1979. The God of the Philosophers. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Mackie, J. L. 1982. The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and Against the Existence of God. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Swinburne, R. 1996. Is There a God? Oxford: Oxford University Press. Davies, B. 1993. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion . 2 nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Peterson, M., W. Hasker, B. Reichenbach, and D. Basinger, eds. 1998. Reason & Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. 2 nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Wainwright, W. J., and William L. Rowe. eds. 1973. Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings . New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Smart, J. J. C., and J. S. Haldane. 1996.
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