The Philosophy of Religion Reader

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About the Reader

Philosophy of religion today is a fascinating and flourishing field. This new Reader accompanies the Introducing Philosophy of Religion textbook and brings together a collection of classical and contemporary key writings, offering students a comprehensive and completely up to date overview of the field. Global in perspective, it includes selections from non-theistic sources, as well as those from the Western theistic traditions of philosophy of religion and philosophical theology. Ten thematic sections, chosen to reflect current trends and research interests in the field, include debates that will be of interest to students and scholars alike:

  • Religious Diversity
  • The Nature and Attributes of God/Ultimate Reality
  • Arguments For and Against the Existence of God
  • Faith, Reason and Evidence
  • Science, Religion and Miracles
  • The Self and the Human Condition
  • Religious Experience
  • The Problem of Evil
  • Death and the Afterlife
  • Recent Trends

To aid student learning, editorial introductions begin each thematic section, and each selection is supported with a contextual introduction, essay questions for discussion and a list of annotated further readings. There are also extensive bibliographies.