The most comprehensive text in its field, this anthology includes 70 articles in 10 areas of philosophy of religion: Traditional Arguments for the Existence of God; The Argument from Religious Experience; The Problem of Evil; The Attributes of God; Miracles, Death and Immortality; Faith and Reason; Science, Religion, and Evolution; Religious Pluralism; and Religion and Ethics. The articles are arranged in a coherent framework, with the presentation of each area progressing from the classical to the contemporary and treated in a dialectic (pro and con) fashion that exposes students to both sides of each issue.
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface. Introduction. Part I: TRADITIONAL ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. I.A. The Ontological Argument for the Existence of God. St. Anselm: The Ontological Argument. Immanuel Kant: A Critique of the Ontological Argument. I.B. The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God. Thomas Aquinas: The Five Ways. Samuel Clarke: The Argument from Contingency. Paul Edwards: A Critique of the Cosmological Argument. William Rowe: An Examination of the Cosmological Argument. William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland: The Kal'm Cosmological Argument. Paul Draper: A Critique of the Kal'm Cosmological Argument. I.C. The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God. William Paley: The Watch and the Watchmaker. David Hume: A Critique of the Design Argument. Richard Swinburne: The Argument from Design. Robin Collins: A Scientific Argument for the Existence of God. Part II: THE ARGUMENT FROM RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. Selections of Mystical Experiences. William James: Mysticism. Sigmund Freud: The Future of an Illusion. C. D. Broad: The Argument from Religious Experience. Louis P. Pojman: A Critique of the Argument from Religious Experience. William P. Alston: Religious Experience and Religious Belief. Part III: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL. David Hume: The Argument from Evil. Gottfried Leibniz: Theodicy: A Defense of Theism. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Rebellion. John Hick: Evil and Soul-Making. Edward H. Madden and Peter H. Hare: A Critique of Hick''s Theodicy. J. L. Mackie: Evil and Omnipotence. Alvin Plantinga: The Free Will Defense. William Rowe: The Inductive Argument from Evil Against the Existence of God. Paul Draper: Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Part IV: THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD. IV.A. Time and Eternity. Stephen T. Davis: Temporal Eternity. Hugh J. McCann: The God Beyond Time. IV.B. God''s Omniscience and Human Freedom. St. Augustine: Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will. Nelson Pike: God''s Foreknowledge and Human Free Will Are Incompatible. Alvin Plantinga: God''s Foreknowledge and Human Free Will Are Compatible. IV.C. God''s Omnipotence. St. Thomas Aquinas: Is God''s Power Limited? George Mavrodes: Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence. Harry Frankfurt: The Logic of Omnipotence. Part V: MIRACLES. David Hume: Against Miracles. Peter van Inwagen: Of ''Of Miracles.'' J. L. Mackie: Miracles and Testimony. Richard Swinburne: Evidence for the Resurrection. Hud Hudson: Hyperspace and Christianity. Part VI: DEATH AND IMMORTALITY. Plato: Immortality of the Soul. Bertrand Russell: The Finality of Death. John Hick: Immortality and Resurrection. Jeffrey Olen: Personal Identity and Life After Death. Prasannatma Das: A Hindu Theory of Life, Death, and Reincarnation. Part VII: FAITH AND REASON. VII.A. Pragmatic Justification of Religious Belief. Blaise Pascal: The Wager. W. K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief. William James: The Will to Believe. VII.B. Rationality and Justified Religious Belief. John Hick: Rational Theistic Belief Without Proof. Alvin Plantinga: Religious Belief Without Evidence. Michael Martin: A Critique of Plantinga''s Religious Epistemology. Louis P. Pojman: Faith, Hope, and Doubt. Part VIII: SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND EVOLUTION. VIII.A. The Relationship Between Science and Religion. Richard Dawkins: Science Versus Religion. Steven Jay Gould: Non-Overlapping Magesteria. Pope John Paul II: Faith and Science. VIII.B. Evolution, Naturalism, and Intelligent Design. William Dembski: Signs of Intelligence: A Primer on the Detection of Intelligent Design. Michael Behe: Molecular Machines: Experimental Support for the Design Inference. Phillip Kitcher: Born-Again Creationism. Michael Murray: Natural Providence (Or Design Trouble). Alvin Plantinga: An Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism. Michael Bergmann: Commonsense Naturalism. Part IX: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM. John Hick: Religious Pluralism and Ultimate Reality. Alvin Plantinga: A Defense of Religious Exclusivism. David Basinger. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0495095044
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