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- ISBN: 9780205645190 | 0205645194
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 6/26/2009
This introduction to the philosophy of religion helps readers understand the primary sources that are essential for genuine philosophical understanding. Its careful selection of important classical and contemporary readings, along with a clear, understandable analysis and discussion of the topics, helps build a basic vocabulary of philosophical and religious terms-while becoming fluent in the main philosophical issues in religion. Chapter topics include the varieties of religious experience, religion and life, religion and human destiny, argument's for God's existence, the problem of evil, and religious language. This book presents an appealing mixture of classical and contemporary authors-from Descartes, Paley and Kierkegaard to Otto, James, and Buber-to such current writers as Wendy Doniger, Mary Daly, and David Ray Griffin. For philosophers-or anyone who likes to philosophize-about important religious questions and their relation to life.