The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. A team of renowned international contributors provide sixty-five accessible entries organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the book explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science. This is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion and related disciplines.
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Introduction Part 1: Philosophical Issues in the World Religions 1. Hinduism Arvind Sharma 2. Buddhism David Burton 3. African Religions Kwasi Wiredu 4. Chinese Religions Chung-ying Cheng 5. Judaism David Shatz 6. Christianity Paul Moser 7. Islam Majid Fakhry Part 2: Key Figures in Philosophy of Religion 8. Augustine Phillip Cary 9. Shankara John M. Koller 10. Ibn Sina/Avicenna Rahim Acar 11. Moses Maimonides/Rambam Jerome Gellman 12. Thomas Aquinas Wayne Hankey 13. David Hume Terence Penelhum 14. Immanuel Kant Paul Abela 15. Soren Kierkegaard Robert C. Roberts 16. Friedrich Nietzsche Gary Shapiro 17. William James Ruth Anna Putnam Part 3: Religious Diversity 18. Truth in Religion Ian Markham 19. Comparing Rival Religious Systems Keith Yandell 20. Religious Pluralism John Hick 21. Inclusivism and Exclusivism Harold Netland 22. Non-Theistic Conceptions of God Michael Levine 23. Mysticism Among the World's Religions Louis Dupre Part 4: The Theistic Concept of God 24. Omniscience Linda Zagzebski 25. Omnipotence Joshua Hoffman and Gary Rosenkrantz 26. Omnipresence Edward Wierenga 27. Eternity Alan G. Padgett 28. Goodness Michael Beaty 29. Hiddenness Michael Murray and David E. Taylor 30. Creation and Divine Action William Lane Craig Part 5: Arguments For God's Existence 31. The Ontological Argument E. J. Lowe 32. The Cosmological Argument David S. Oderberg 33. The Teleological Argument Robin Collins 34. The Moral Argument Paul Copan 35. The Argument from Mind J. P. Moreland 36. The Wager Argument Joshua Golding Part 6: Arguments Against God's Existence 37. The Problem of Evil Richard Gale 38. Problems with the Concept of God Bede Rundle 39. The Problem of Religious Language Kai Nielsen 40. Problems with Theistic Arguments Keith M. Parsons 41. Science and the Improbability of God Adolf Grunbaum 42. The Socio-Biological Account of Religious Belief Michael Ruse Part 7: Philosophical Theology 43. Catholic Philosophical Theology Laura Garcia 44. Eastern Orthodoxy Paul Gavrilyuk 45. Protestant Theology Daniel von Wachter 46. Process Theology John B. Cobb 47. Postmodern Theology Pamela Sue Anderson 48. Theology and Religious Language Peter Byrne Part 8: Christian Theism 49. The Trinity Ronald Feenstra 50. Revelation Ellen Charry 51. Incarnation Thomas D. Senor 52. Resurrection Craig A. Evans 53. Sin and Salvation Gordon Graham 54. Heaven and Hell Jerry Walls 55. Miracles R. Douglas Geivett 56. Faith, Hope, and Doubt Jay Wood 57. Prayer Charles Taliaferro Part 9: Recent Topics in Philosophy of Religion 58. Reformed Epistemology John Greco 59. Feminism Harriet A. Harris 60. Continental Philosophy Jean-Yves Lacoste 61. Phenomenology of Religion Merold Westphal 62. Religious Naturalism Donald A. Crosby 63. Religious Experience Gwen Griffith-Dickson 64. Religion and Science Mikael Stenmark
Chad Meister is Professor of Philosophy at Bethel College where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy of religion. He is author or editor of ten books, including Introducing Philosophy of Religion (Routledge, 2009), The Philosophy of Religion Reader (Routledge, 2008), Christian Thought: An Historical Introduction (Routledge, forthcoming) and The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity. He is also Book Review Editor for Philosophia Christi. Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written True for You, But Not for Me (Bethany House) and That's Just Your Interpretation and Other Skeptical Slogans (Baker). He has also edited Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? (Baker) and co-edited The Rationality of Theism (Routledge), Jesus Resurrection: Fact or Figment? (InterVarsity Press), and Who Was Jesus? A Jewish-Christian Discussion (Word). He has also written various articles and book reviews for journals including Review of Metaphysics, Dialogue, Philosophia Christi, and Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith.