The Philosophy of Religion Reader

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Table of Contents

  • General Introduction
Part 1: Religious Diversity
  1. John Hick: Religious Pluralism and the Pluralistic Hypothesis
  2. Keith Ward: Truth and the Diversity of Religions
  3. Alvin Plantinga: A Defencse of Religious Exclusivism
  4. Joseph Runzo: Religious Relativism
  5. The Dalai Lama: Interreligious Harmony
Part 2: The Nature and Attributes of God/Ultimate Reality
  1. Avicenna: God's Nature and Knowledge
  2. Moses Maimonides: Divine Simplicity, Negative Theology and God-Talk
  3. Boethius Providence: Foreknowledge, and Free Will
  4. Thomas Aquinas: Omnipotence
  5. Ramanuja: God as Infinite, Personal and Good
  6. Thomas V. Morris: God Incarnate and Triune
  7. William Hasker: The Openness of God
  8. Nicholas Rescher: Process Theology — God in and for Nature
  9. Shankara: Brahman is All
  10. Lao Tzu: The Tao
  11. K. N. Jayatilleke: Nirvana is Ultimate Reality
Part 3: Arguments for and against the Existence of God
  1. Thomas Aquinas: The Classical Cosmological Argument
  2. William Lane Craig: The Kalam Cosmological Argument
  3. J. L. Mackie: A Critique of Cosmological Arguments
  4. Quentin Smith: A Logical Argument Against a Divine Cause
  5. William Paley: The Classical Design Argument
  6. Michael J. Behe: A Recent Intelligent Design Argument
  7. Robin Collins: A Recent Fine-tuning Argument
  8. David Hume: A Critique of the Design Argument
  9. Anselm of Canterbury: The Classical Ontological Argument
  10. Guanilo of Marmoutier: Guanilo's Response to Anselm
  11. Immanuel Kant: A Critique of the Ontological Argument
  12. Charles Hartshorne: A Recent Ontological Argument
  13. Paul Copan: The Moral Argument
  14. Ludwig Feuerbach: Religion as Projection
  15. J. P. Moreland: The Noölogical Argument
Part 4: Faith, Reason and Evidence
  1. W. K. Clifford: The Ethics of Belief
  2. William James: The Will to Believe
  3. Alvin Plantinga: Belief in God as Properly Basic
  4. Blaise Pascal, The Wager
Part 5: Religion, Science and Miracles
  1. David Hume: The Unreasonability of Belief in Miracles
  2. Richard Swinburne: A Case for Miracles
  3. Alvin Plantinga: Naturralism and Science
  4. Daniel C. Dennett: Science and Religion
Part 6: The Self and the Human Condition
  1. Augustine: The Fallen Self
  2. Mencius: Human Nature is Naturally Good
  3. Friederich Nietzsche: The Noble Human Being
  4. Nagarjuna: The Empty Self
  5. D. T. Suzuki: Karma and the Self in Zen Buddhism
Part 7: Religious Experience
  1. William James: Mysticism and Religious Experience
  2. Julian of Norwich: Experiencing God
  3. D. T. Suzuki: Satori/Enlightenment
  4. Sigmund Freud: Religious Ideas as Wish Fulfillments
  5. R. Douglas Geivett: The Evidential Value Of Religious Experience
Part 8: The Problem of Evil
  1. William L. Rowe: The Problem of Evil
  2. John Hick: A Soul-making Theodicy
  3. Alvin Plantinga: A Free Will Defense
  4. Marilyn McCord Adams: Horrendous Evil
  5. David J. Kalupahana: Suffering — A Buddhist Perspective
Part 9: Death and the Afterlife
  1. Plato: Immortality of the Soul
  2. Stephen T. Davis: Resurrection of the Body
  3. Paul K. Moser: Death, Dying and the Hiddenness of God
  4. Charles Taliaferro: Why We Need Immortality
  5. Sri Aurobindo: Rebirth and the Self
  6. Robin LePoidevin: Should the Atheisty Fear Death?
Part 10: Recent Trends
  1. Pamela Sue Anderson: Feminism in Philosophy of Religion
  2. Sallie King: Religion and a Global Ethic
  3. Roger S. Gottlieb: Religion and the Environment
  • Glossary
  • Index