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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion / Edition 3

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion / Edition 3

by Brian Davies
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The third edition of An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a critical examination of some fundamental questions posed by religious belief: What does belief in God amount to? Can God's existence be proved? Is there life after death?

Brian Davies considers these questions and many others, sometimes offering provocative answers of his own, but more often giving readers room to each independent conclusions. He explains how a range of thinkers have approached the subject — including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant — and also discusses how contemporary author now engage with the issues involved. Completely revised to cover the latest developments in the field, the new edition of this established textbook will prove the ideal introduction for all students of the philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199263479
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 61,969
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian Davies is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

Table of Contents

1. Concepts of God
2. Philosophy and Religious Belief
3. Cosmological Arguments
4. Design Arguments
5. Ontological Arguments
6. Experience and God
7. Talking About God
8. Divine Simplicity
9. Omnipotence and Omniscience
10. God and Evil
11. Miracles
12. Morality and Religion
13. Life After Death

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