Reason, Metaphysics, and Mind by Alvin Plantinga,Kelly James Clark,Michael Rea

Reason, Metaphysics, and Mind
  • Title : Reason, Metaphysics, and Mind
  • Author : Alvin Plantinga,Kelly James Clark,Michael Rea
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 019976686X
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Each of the essays in this volume engages with some particular aspect of philosopher Alvin Plantinga's views on metaphysics, epistemology, or philosophy of religion.


Atonement by Eleonore Stump

Atonement
  • Title : Atonement
  • Author : Eleonore Stump
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198813864
  • Pages : 538
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  • Language : English
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"The doctrine of the Atonement is the distinctive doctrine of Christianity. Over the course of many centuries of reflection, highly diverse interpretations of the doctrine have been proposed. In the context of this history of interpretation, Eleonore Stump considers the doctrine afresh with philosophical care. Whatever exactly the Atonement is, it is supposed to include a solution to the problems of the human condition, especially its guilt and shame. Stump canvasses the major interpretations of the doctrine that attempt to explain this solution and argues that all of them have serious shortcomings. In their place, she argues for an interpretation that is both novel and yet traditional and that has significant advantages over other interpretations, including Anselm's well-known account of the doctrine. In the process, she also discusses love, union, guilt, shame, forgiveness, retribution, punishment, shared attention, mind-reading, empathy, and various other issues in moral psychology and ethics."--


Epistemology by Ernest Sosa

Epistemology
  • Title : Epistemology
  • Author : Ernest Sosa
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691183260
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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One of the world's leading epistemologists provides a sophisticated, revisionist introduction to the subject In this concise book, one of the world’s leading epistemologists provides a sophisticated, revisionist introduction to the problem of knowledge in Western philosophy. Modern and contemporary accounts of epistemology tend to focus on limited questions of knowledge and skepticism, such as how we can know the external world, other minds, the past through memory, the future through induction, or the world’s depth and structure through inference. This book steps back for a better view of the more general issues posed by the ancient Greek Pyrrhonists. Returning to and illuminating this older, broader epistemological tradition, Ernest Sosa develops an original account of the subject, giving it substance not with Cartesian theology but with science and common sense. Descartes is a part of this ancient tradition, but he goes beyond it by considering not just whether knowledge is possible in the first place, but also how we can properly attain it. In Cartesian epistemology, Sosa finds a virtue-theoretic account, one that he extends beyond the Cartesian context. Once epistemology is viewed in this light, many of its problems can be solved or fall away. The result is an important reevaluation of epistemology that will be essential reading for students and teachers.


Love Divine by Jordan Wessling

Love Divine
  • Title : Love Divine
  • Author : Jordan Wessling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198852487
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Love Divine provides a systematic account of the deep and rich love that God has for humans. While the associated theological territory is vast, the objective is to contend for a unified paradigm regarding fundamental issues pertaining to the God of love who deigns to share His life of love with any human willing to receive it. Realizing this objective includes clarifying and defending specific conclusions concerning how the doctrine of divine love should be approached, what God's love is, what role love plays in motivating God's creation and subsequent governance of humans, how God's love of humans factors into His emotional life, which humans it is that God loves in a saving manner, what the punitive wrath of God is and how it relates to God's love for humans, and how it might be possible for God to share the intra-trinitarian life of love with human beings. As the book unfolds, the chapters interlock and build upon one another in the effort to trace nodal issues related to God's love as it begins in Him and then spills out in the creation, redemption, and glorification of humanity--a kind of exitus-reditus structure that is driven by the unyielding love of God.


Reason, Revelation, and the Civic Order by Carson Holloway

Reason, Revelation, and the Civic Order
  • Title : Reason, Revelation, and the Civic Order
  • Author : Carson Holloway
  • Publisher : Northern Illinois University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1501751298
  • Pages : 270
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  • Language : English
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While the dominant approaches to the current study of political philosophy are various, with some friendlier to religious belief than others, almost all place constraints on the philosophic and political role of revelation. Mainstream secular political theorists do not entirely disregard religion. But to the extent that they pay attention, their treatment of religious belief is seen more as a political or philosophic problem to be addressed rather than as a positive body of thought from which we might derive important insights about the nature of politics and the truth of the human condition. In a one-of-a-kind collection, DeHart and Holloway bring together leading scholars from various fields, including political science, philosophy, and theology, to challenge the prevailing orthodoxy and to demonstrate the role that religion can and does play in political life. Contributing authors include such important thinkers as Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert C. Koons, J. Budziszewski, Francis J. Beckwith, and James Stoner.


Return to Reason by Kelly James Clark

Return to Reason
  • Title : Return to Reason
  • Author : Kelly James Clark
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780802804563
  • Pages : 158
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  • Language : English
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Clark provides a penetrating critique of the Enlightenment assumption of evidentialism--that belief in God requires the support of evidence or arguments to be rational. His assertion is that this demand for evidence is itself both irrelevant and irrational. His work bridges the gap between technical philosopher and educated layperson.


Evidence and Religious Belief by Kelly James Clark,Raymond J. VanArragon

Evidence and Religious Belief
  • Title : Evidence and Religious Belief
  • Author : Kelly James Clark,Raymond J. VanArragon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199603715
  • Pages : 214
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  • Language : English
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Evidence and Religious Belief features eleven new essays on the question of whether religious belief must be based on evidence in order to be rational. Leading philosophers in the field discuss the demand for evidence, the ways in which available evidence differs from person to person, and the current arguments for and against religious belief.


Naturalism Defeated? by James K. Beilby

Naturalism Defeated?
  • Title : Naturalism Defeated?
  • Author : James K. Beilby
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780801487637
  • Pages : 283
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  • Language : English
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Almost a decade ago, Alvin Plantinga articulated his bold and controversial evolutionary argument against naturalism. This intriguing line of argument raises issues of importance to epistemologists and to philosophers of mind, of religion, and of science. In this, the first book to address the ongoing debate, Plantinga presents his influential thesis and responds to critiques by distinguished philosophers from a variety of subfields. Plantinga's argument is aimed at metaphysical naturalism or roughly the view that no supernatural beings exist. Naturalism is typically conjoined with evolution as an explanation of the existence and diversity of life. Plantinga's claim is that one who holds to the truth of both naturalism and evolution is irrational in doing so. More specifically, because the probability that unguided evolution would have produced reliable cognitive faculties is either low or inscrutable, one who holds both naturalism and evolution acquires a defeater for every belief he/she holds, including the beliefs associated with naturalism and evolution. Following Plantinga's brief summary of his thesis are eleven original pieces by his critics. The book concludes with a new essay by Plantinga in which he defends and extends his view that metaphysical naturalism is self-defeating. --Peter Heltzel, Fordham University, Religious Studies Review Vol 30 No 1, January 2004 "International Journal for Philosophy of Religion"


Where the Conflict Really Lies by Alvin Plantinga

Where the Conflict Really Lies
  • Title : Where the Conflict Really Lies
  • Author : Alvin Plantinga
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199812101
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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In this long-awaited book, pre-eminent analytical philosopher Alvin Plantinga argues that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.


The Philosopher's Index by N.A

The Philosopher's Index
  • Title : The Philosopher's Index
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.


Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association by American Philosophical Association

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association
  • Title : Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association
  • Author : American Philosophical Association
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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List of members in v. 1- .


The Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Paul Edwards

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Title : The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Author : Paul Edwards
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 91
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  • Language : English
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Treats eastern & western philosophy; it deals with ancient, medieval and modern philosophy; and it discusses the theories of mathematicians, physicist, biologist, sociologists, psychologists, moral reformers and religious thinkers where these have had an impact on philosophy.


Knowledge of God by Alvin Plantinga,Michael Tooley

Knowledge of God
  • Title : Knowledge of God
  • Author : Alvin Plantinga,Michael Tooley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444301314
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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Is belief in God epistemically justified? That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series


Knowledge and Reality by Thomas M. Crisp,Matthew Davidson,David Vander Laan

Knowledge and Reality
  • Title : Knowledge and Reality
  • Author : Thomas M. Crisp,Matthew Davidson,David Vander Laan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1402047339
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Alvin Plantinga is one of the leading figures in Anglo-American metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of religion; his work in these areas has been the focus of wide scholarly attention. This collection of essays, all of which were written specifically for this volume in honor of Plantinga’s 70th birthday, ranges broadly over topics in metaphysics and epistemology and includes contributions by some of the best philosophers writing today.


Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology by Alvin Plantinga

Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology
  • Title : Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology
  • Author : Alvin Plantinga
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9780847681594
  • Pages : 385
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  • Language : English
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Motivated by Plantinga's work, fourteen prominent philosophers have written new essays investigating Plantingian warrant and its contribution to contemporary epistemology. The resulting collection, representing a broad array of views, not only gives readers a critical perspective on Plantinga's landmark work, but also provides in one volume a clear statement of the variety of approaches to the nature of warrant within contemporary epistemology and to the connections between epistemology and metaphysics.


Human Factual Knowledge by Mark Levensky

Human Factual Knowledge
  • Title : Human Factual Knowledge
  • Author : Mark Levensky
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 218
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Metaphysics by Peter van Inwagen

Metaphysics
  • Title : Metaphysics
  • Author : Peter van Inwagen
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 235
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  • Language : English
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A revision of a classic philosophical study of the fundamental nature of all reality.


The Argument from Reason and the Problem of Mental Causation by Joseph A. Baltimore

The Argument from Reason and the Problem of Mental Causation
  • Title : The Argument from Reason and the Problem of Mental Causation
  • Author : Joseph A. Baltimore
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 137
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  • Language : English
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The Philosopher's Index: Subject index by Richard H. Lineback

The Philosopher's Index: Subject index
  • Title : The Philosopher's Index: Subject index
  • Author : Richard H. Lineback
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1265
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  • Language : English
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Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Donald M. Borchert

Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Author : Donald M. Borchert
  • Publisher : Thomson Gale/MacMillan Reference USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780028657868
  • Pages : 681
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  • Language : English
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This volume, covering entries from "Masaryk, Tomas Garrigue" to "Nussbaum, Martha," presents articles on Eastern and Western philosophies, medical and scientific ethics, the Holocaust, terrorism, censorship, biographical entries, and much more.


Religion in Philosophical and Cultural Perspective by J. Clayton Feaver,William Horosz

Religion in Philosophical and Cultural Perspective
  • Title : Religion in Philosophical and Cultural Perspective
  • Author : J. Clayton Feaver,William Horosz
  • Publisher : Princeton, N.J. ; Toronto : Van Nostrand
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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The Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Criteria by John V. Canfield

The Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Criteria
  • Title : The Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Criteria
  • Author : John V. Canfield
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  • Pages : N.A
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Religious Experience and Religious Belief by Joseph Runzo,Craig K. Ihara

Religious Experience and Religious Belief
  • Title : Religious Experience and Religious Belief
  • Author : Joseph Runzo,Craig K. Ihara
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 141
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  • Language : English
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To find more information on Rowman & Littlefield titles, please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.


The Symposium of Chinese-American Philosophy and Religious Studies: East & west philosophy of religion by Melville Y. Stewart

The Symposium of Chinese-American Philosophy and Religious Studies: East & west philosophy of religion
  • Title : The Symposium of Chinese-American Philosophy and Religious Studies: East & west philosophy of religion
  • Author : Melville Y. Stewart
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 264
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The Power and Value of Philosophical Skepticism by Jeffrey P. Whitman

The Power and Value of Philosophical Skepticism
  • Title : The Power and Value of Philosophical Skepticism
  • Author : Jeffrey P. Whitman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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  • Pages : 110
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How should we react to philosophical skepticism? Jeffrey P. Whitman answers this question in The Power and Value of Philosophical Skepticism by examining analytic and post-analytic responses to the problem of skepticism concerning our knowledge of the external world. Whitman analyzes skeptical arguments that call into question our ability to obtain empirical knowledge. He tests analytical theories of knowledge (foundationalism, coherentalism, and reliabilism) and the post-analytical responses of Donald Davidson and Richard Rorty against skeptical arguments. Whitman explores the failure of analytic and post-analytic theories and concludes that embracing a theoretical version of philosophical skepticism has advantages over post-analytic responses - both in the realm of philosophical inquiry and in everyday life.


The Philosopher's Index by Richard H. Lineback

The Philosopher's Index
  • Title : The Philosopher's Index
  • Author : Richard H. Lineback
  • Publisher : Bowling Green State Univ philosophy
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1619
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  • Language : English
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The Publishers' Trade List Annual by N.A

The Publishers' Trade List Annual
  • Title : The Publishers' Trade List Annual
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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God, Mind and Knowledge by Dr Andrew Moore

God, Mind and Knowledge
  • Title : God, Mind and Knowledge
  • Author : Dr Andrew Moore
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1472407563
  • Pages : 202
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  • Language : English
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The themes of God, Mind and Knowledge are central to the philosophy of religion but they are now being taken up by professional philosophers who have not previously contributed to the field. This book is a collection of original essays by eminent and rising philosophers and it explores the boundaries between philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Its introduction will make it accessible to newcomers to the field, especially those approaching it from theology. Many of the book’s topics lie at the focal point of debates - instigated in part by the so-called New Atheists - in contemporary culture about whether it is rational to have religious beliefs, and the role these beliefs can or should play in the life of individuals and of society.


Religion Index One by N.A

Religion Index One
  • Title : Religion Index One
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Reason & Emancipation by Michel Seymour,Matthias J. Fritsch

Reason & Emancipation
  • Title : Reason & Emancipation
  • Author : Michel Seymour,Matthias J. Fritsch
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  • Pages : 431
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". . . Socialism-from-Above is the conception that socialism (or a reasonable facsimile threof) must be handed down to the grateful masses in one form or another, by a ruling elite which is not subject to their control in fact. The heart of Socialism-from-Below is its view that socialism can be realized only through the self-emancipation of activized masses 'from below' in a struggle to take charge of their own destiny, as actors (not merely subjects) on the stage of history." - Hal Draper "Socialism from Below, edited by E. Haberkern, presents a selection of Draper's work long out of print. Most of these essays were published in New Politics in the 1960s. In their totality they deepen and advance the theory of socialism from below, the most powerful being "The Two Souls of Socialism" which had been an underground classic statement of revolutionary Marxism and remains as fresh, forceful and relevant today as when it was written three decades ago. ... For those who have not read Draper's essays, Socialism from Below is indispensable. And for those who have, this collection is invaluable as reference." -


The Differentiation Theory of Meaning in Indian Logic by Dhirendra Sharma

The Differentiation Theory of Meaning in Indian Logic
  • Title : The Differentiation Theory of Meaning in Indian Logic
  • Author : Dhirendra Sharma
  • Publisher : De Gruyter Mouton
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 129
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Patterns of the Life-world by James M. Edie,Francis H. Parker,Calvin O. Schrag

Patterns of the Life-world
  • Title : Patterns of the Life-world
  • Author : James M. Edie,Francis H. Parker,Calvin O. Schrag
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  • Pages : 414
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Insight, by F.H. Parker.--Why be uncritical about the life-world? By H.B. Veatch.--Homage to Saint Anselm, by R. Jordan.--Art and philosophy, by J.M. Anderson.--The phenomenon of world, by R.R. Ehman.--The life-world and its historical horizon, by C.O. Schrag.--The Lebenswelt as ground and as Leib in Husserl: somatology, psychology, sociology, by E. Paci.--Life-world and structures, by C.A. van Peursen.--The miser, by E.W. Straus.--Monetary value and personal value, by G. Schrader.--Individualisms, by W.L. McBride.--Sartre the individualist, by W. Desan.--The nature of social man, by M. Natanson.--The problem of the will and philosophical discourse, by P. Ricoeur.--Structuralism and humanism, by M. Dufrenne.--The illusion of monolinear time, by N. Lawrence.--Can grammar be thought? By J.M. Edie.--The existentialist critique of objectivity, by S.J. Todes and H.L. Dreyfus.--Bibliography (p. 391-400).


American Doctoral Dissertations by N.A

American Doctoral Dissertations
  • Title : American Doctoral Dissertations
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Comprehensive Dissertation Index by N.A

Comprehensive Dissertation Index
  • Title : Comprehensive Dissertation Index
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Vols. for 1973- include the following subject areas: Biological sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Health sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and statistics, Earth sciences, Physics, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law & political science, Business & economics, Geography & regional planning, Language & literature, Fine arts, Library & information science, Mass communications, Music, Philosophy and Religion.


International journal of philosophical studies by N.A

International journal of philosophical studies
  • Title : International journal of philosophical studies
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Material Constitution by Michael Cannon Rea

Material Constitution
  • Title : Material Constitution
  • Author : Michael Cannon Rea
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 350
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  • Language : English
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The only anthology available on material constitution, this book collects important recent work on well known puzzles in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. The extensive, clearly written introduction helps to make the essays accessible to a wide audience.


The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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  • Pages : N.A
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Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy by Michael D. Beaty

Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy
  • Title : Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy
  • Author : Michael D. Beaty
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  • Pages : 380
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  • Language : English
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Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy begins by presenting Plantingas essay, and the chapters that follow address issues in three traditional areas of interest to philosophers: epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics.


Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Second Edition by Kelly James Clark

Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Second Edition
  • Title : Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Second Edition
  • Author : Kelly James Clark
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • ISBN Code : 1551118033
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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Like the first edition, the second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Religion covers topics in a point-counterpoint manner, specifically designed to foster deep reflection. Unique to this collection is the section on the divine attributes. The book’s focus is on issues of fundamental human concern—God’s suffering, hell, prayer, feminist theology, and religious pluralism. All of these are shown, in a lengthy introduction, to relate to the standard issues in philosophical theology—omnipotence, omniscience, immutability, goodness, and eternity. For this second edition, each major section ends with an extended reflection by a philosopher who shows how to think through the issues raised in the preceding essays. Also included are a new section on the ontological argument with classical discussions by Anselm and Gaunilo, along with a new essay by Laura Garcia; a new section on religious language; new essays on the free will defense, theodicies, and feminist theology; and a new version of the cosmological argument that does not rely on the principle of sufficient reason.


Beyond Foundationalism by Stanley James Grenz,John R. Franke

Beyond Foundationalism
  • Title : Beyond Foundationalism
  • Author : Stanley James Grenz,John R. Franke
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  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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What role does scripture play in the task of the church? What value do past theological constructs offer today? How does culture affect theological reflection? In this book, the authors move past the Enlightenment foundational approach to offer a methodology for doing theology in a postmodern age. Writing for readers of all denominations, they propose a new theological method that uses three sources: the Spirit speaking authoritatively through the biblical text; tradition providing a historical interpretative framework; and culture as the context for constructive theological reflection. This method, they argue, fosters a Christian theology that acknowledges the whole of God (Father, Son and Spirit), takes full account of the experience of the faith community, and is future-oriented.