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Author: William L Rowe; William J Wainwright
Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1972, ©1973]
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The aim of this volume is to introduce students to the philosophy of religion by acquainting them with the writings of some of the thinkers who have made substantial contributions to this area. The text covers many topics that are central to the philosophy of religion, and, for each topic it considers, we have sought to provide a group of readings that reflects various philosophical viewpoints and pursues them in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Rowe; William J Wainwright
ISBN: 0155705806 9780155705807
OCLC Number: 579363
Description: xv, 489 pages 24 cm
Contents: The divine nature exists through itself, from Monologium / St. Anselm --
God's nature cannot be separated from his existence, from Summa theologica / St. Thomas Aquinas --
Necessary being / John Hick --
Divine foreknowledge and freedom of the will, from The consolation of philosophy / Boethius --
The knowledge of God, from Summa theologica / St. Thomas Aquinas --
Divine foreknowledge and human freedom / Anthony Kenny --
Omniscience and immutability / Norman Kretzmann --
The omnipotence of God, from Summa theologica / St. Thomas Aquinas --
Can God do evil?, from Discourse concerning the being and attributes of God / Samuel Clarke --
The paradox of the stone / C. Wade Savage --
God is timeless, immutable, and impassible, from Proslogium and Monologium / St. Anselm --
The simplicity and immutability of God, from Summa theologica / St. Thomas Aquinas --
The divine relativity, from The divine relativity / Charles Hartshorne --
The ontological argument, from Proslogium / St. Anselm --
The supremely perfect being must exist, from Meditations on first philosophy / Rene Descartes --
The logic of the ontological argument, from The logic of perfection / Charles Hartshorne --
A critique of the ontological argument, from Religion, philosophy and psychical research / C.D. Broad --
The existence of God and the beginning of the world, from Summa theologica / St. Thomas Aquinas --
Proof of a first efficient cause / John Duns Scotus --
Infinite causal regression / Patterson Brown --
Some objections to the cosmological argument, from Dialogues concerning natural religion / David Hume --
The cosmological argument / Paul Edwards --
The evidence of design, from Natural theology / William Paley --
Design and the teleological argument, from Dialogues concerning natural religion / David Hume --
The argument reduced to syllogistic form, from Theodicy / Gottfried Leibniz --
God and the problem of evil, from Dialogues concerning natural religion / David Hume --
Rebellion, from The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoevsky --Evil and omnipotence / J.L. Mackie --
The free will defence, from Philosophy in America / Alvin Plantinga --
The religious inadequacies of traditional theism, from Honest to God / John Robinson --
Religion as a dimension in man's spiritual life, from Man's right to knowledge ; Theism transcended, from The courage to be / Paul Tillich --
The mysticism of unifying vision, from Mysticism east and west / Rudolf Otto --
The nature of mysticism, from Mysticism and philosophy / Walter Stace --
Nature mysticism, soul mysticism and theistic mysticism, from Mysticism : sacred and profane / R.C. Zaehner --
Numinous experience and mystical experience, from A dialogue on religions / Ninian Smart --
"Seeing" God, from Religious belief / C.B. Martin --
The appeal to religious experience, from Religion, philosophy, and psychical research / C.D. Broad --
Subjectivity, objectivity and the self, from The teachings of the mystics / Walter Stace --
Do drugs have religious import? / Huston Smith --
Reason and revelation, from On the truth of the Catholic faith / St. Thomas Aquinas --
The will to believe, from The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy / William James --
The nature of faith, from Dynamics of faith / Paul Tillich --
Of miracles, from An enquiry concerning human understanding / David Hume --
Miracles : the philosophical approach / P. Nowell-Smith --
Revelation and miracle, from Systematic theology / Paul Tillich --
Miracles / R.G. Swinburne --
Theology and falsification, from New essays in philosophical theology / Flew, Hare, and Mitchell --
Theology and natural theology / Gareth B. Matthews --
Theology and verification / John Hick --
The elucidation of religious statements, from The Hartshorne festschrift : process and divinity / William P. Alston --
Analogy, from Existence and analogy / E.L. Mascall --
Religious symbols and our knowledge of God / Paul Tillich.
Responsibility: Edited by William L. Rowe [and] William J. Wainwright. Under the general editorship of Robert Ferm.

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The aim of this volume is to introduce students to the philosophy of religion by acquainting them with the writings of some of the thinkers who have made substantial contributions to this area. The text covers many topics that are central to the philosophy of religion, and, for each topic it considers, we have sought to provide a group of readings that reflects various philosophical viewpoints and pursues them in some depth without a loss of clarity.

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