The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion by William E. Mann(ed.)

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion features fourteen new essays written by some of the most prominent philosophers working in the field.

  • Contributors include Linda Zabzeski, Hugh McCann, Brian Leftow, Gareth B. Matthews, William L. Rowe, Elliott Sober, Derk Pereboom, Alfred J. Freddoso, William P. Alston, William J. Wainwright, Peter van Inwagen, Philip Kitcher and Philip Quinn.
  • Features fourteen newly commissioned essays.
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the major problems in the philosophy of religion.
  • Surveys the field and presents distinctive arguments.
Wiley; April 2008
354 pages; ISBN 9780470756546
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Title: The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion
Author: William E. Mann
The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion
Content :

Notes on Contributors.Preface.

Part I: The Concept of God.

1. Omniscience, Time, and Freedom (Linda Zagzebski).

2. Divine Power and Action (Hugh McCan).

3. Eternity and Immutability (Brian Leftow).

Part II: The Existence of God.

4. The Ontological Argument (Gareth B. Matthews).

5. Cosmological Arguments (William L. Rowe).

6. The Design Argument (Elliott Sober).

7. The Problem of Evil (Derk Pereboom).

Part III: Religious Belief.

8. Christian Faith as a Way of Life (Alfred J. Freddoso).

9. Mysticism and Perceptual Awareness of God (William P. Alston).

10. Competing Religious Claims (William J. Wainwright).

Part IV: Religion and Life.

11. Human Destiny (Peter van Inwagen).

12. The Many-Sided Conflict Between Religion and Science (Philip Kitcher).

13. Theism and the Foundations of Ethics (William E. Mann).

14. Religion and Politics (Philip L. Quinn).

Index.

About the author

William E. Mann is Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at the University of Vermont. He has written extensively on topics in the philosophy of religion and in medieval philosophy.