A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

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With an approachable, reader-friendly style, A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion provides up-to-date themes in contemporary, analytic philosophy of religion. This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views on religious questions.

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A Thinker’s Guide to the Philosophy of Religion
Allen Stairs · Christopher Bernard

With an approachable, reader-friendly style, A Thinker’s Guide to the Philosophy of Religion provides up-to-date themes in contemporary, analytic philosophy of religion. This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views on religious questions.


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  • The role of personal experience in thinking about religion, alongside the recent assertion that religious belief can be held honorably without argument, appears in a more diverse view of religion as a whole.
  • “At a Glance” summaries, in the form of a bulleted list at the end of each chapter, provide a road map to help readers navigate the sometimes confusing arguments surrounding the many topics in the philosophy of religion.
  • An extensive glossary of philosophical terms, extending far beyond those that are particular to the philosophy of religion, is included at the end of the text.


Topics Featured in A Thinker’s Guide to the Philosophy of Religion
  • Concepts of God
  • The Design Argument
  • The Cosmological Argument
  • The Ontological Argument
  • Miracles
  • Religious Experience
  • Reformed Epistemology
  • Faith and Pragmatic Reasons for Belief
  • The Argument from Evil
  • God and Morality
  • Religious Diversity
  • God and Language
  • Life after Death

About the Author:

Allen Stairs is is Professor of Philosophy at University of Maryland, USA.

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