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What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion?

Author: Elizabeth Burns
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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"What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? grapples with the core topics studied on philosophy of religion undergraduate courses including:????the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments???the nature of the Divine, including divine power, wisdom, and action????arguments for the existence of the Divine???challenges to belief in the Divine, including the problems of evil, divine  Read more...
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Burns, Elizabeth.
What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion?
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Burns
ISBN: 9781317595472 1317595475
OCLC Number: 1012345876
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""1 What is philosophy of religion?""; ""2 Ways with words: the meaning of religious language""; ""3 Religious language: twentieth-century developments""; ""4 Personal and impersonal interpretations of the divine""; ""5 Divine power""; ""6 Divine wisdom""; ""7 Divine action""; ""8 Petitionary prayer""; ""9 Arguments for the existence of the divine: cosmological arguments""; ""10 Arguments for the existence of the divine: design arguments"" ""11 Arguments for the existence of the divine: moral arguments""""12 Arguments for the existence of the divine: arguments from religious experience""; ""13 Arguments for the existence of the divine: ontological arguments""; ""14 Arguments against belief in the divine: the problem of evil""; ""15 Arguments against belief in the divine: the problem of divine hiddenness""; ""16 Arguments against belief in the divine: the problem of religious diversity""; ""17 Voluntarist theories of religious belief""; ""18 Reformed epistemology""; ""19 Life, death and hope"" ""Appendix 1: Defining the divine""""Appendix 2: List of further reading on the varieties of religious belief""; ""Appendix 3: List of anthologies and their contents by topic""; ""Appendix 4: Glossary""

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"What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? grapples with the core topics studied on philosophy of religion undergraduate courses including:????the meaning of religious language, including 20th century developments???the nature of the Divine, including divine power, wisdom, and action????arguments for the existence of the Divine???challenges to belief in the Divine, including the problems of evil, divine hiddenness, and?religious diversity???believing without arguments???arguments for life after death, including reincarnation??In addition to the in-depth coverage of the key themes within the subject area Elizabeth Burns uniquely explores the topics from the perspectives of the five main world religions, introducing students to the work of scholars from a variety of religious traditions and interpretations of belief.?What is this thing called Philosophy of Religion? is the ideal introduction for those approaching the philosophy of religion for the first time, containing many helpful student-friendly features, such as a glossary of important terms, study questions and further reading. ?"--Provided by publisher.

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