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  1. Peter Byrne (2013). Natural Religion and the Nature of Religion: The Legacy of Deism. Routledge.
    This study offers students of religion and philosophy introductory chapters concerning the concept of natural religion. It holds that we can’t engage in useful discussion about the present concept of religion without a knowledge of the philosophical history that has shaped that concept. This is discussed with reference to the notion of natural religion to illustrate certain aspects of deism and its legacy. Originally published in 1989.
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  2. Peter Byrne (2011). Reidianism in Contemporary English-Speaking Religious Epistemology. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (2):267 - 284.
    This paper explores the main contours of recent work in English-speaking philosophy of religion on the justification of religious belief. It sets out the main characteristics of the religious epistemologies of such writers as Alston, Plantinga, and Swinburne. It poses and seeks to answer the question of how far any or all of these epistemologies are indebted or similar to the epistemology of the Scottish Enlightenment thinker Thomas Reid. It concludes that while there are some links to Reid in recent (...)
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  3. Peter Byrne (2011). Religious Tolerance, Diversity, and Pluralism. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 68:287-309.
  4. Peter Byrne (2010). Everett and Wheeler, the Untold Story. In Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent & David Wallace (eds.), Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, & Reality. Oup Oxford.
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  5. Peter Byrne (2009). Is Morality Undercut by Evolutionary Naturalism. Philo 12 (2):116-134.
    This paper surveys the argument that a secular world-view that is committed to a neo-Darwinian account of human origins generates a vicious form of moral skepticism. The argument turns around the claim that Darwinism entails the unreliability of moral sense or conscience. This argument is analyzed and found wanting. It rests on a major error about the scope of evolutionary biology in explaining human thought.
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  6. Peter Byrne (2009). The Deists. In Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. 3--211.
  7. Peter Byrne, Moral Arguments for the Existence of God. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  8. Peter Byrne (2007). Review of Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 43 (3):364-367.
  9. Peter Byrne (2007). Chris L. Firestone and Stephen R. Palmquist (Eds) Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion (Bloomington and Indianapolis IN: Indiana University Press, 2006). Pp. Xxvi+ 270. $65.00 (Hbk); $25.95 (Pbk). ISBN 0253 21800 4. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 43 (3):364-367.
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  10. Peter Byrne (2007). J. L. Schellenberg Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion. (Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2005). Pp. XIII+226. £23.40, $45.00. ISBN 9780801443589. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 43 (2):242-246.
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  11. Peter Byrne (2007). Kant on God. Ashgate Pub Co.
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  12. Peter Byrne (2007). P. F. Bloemendaal Grammars of Faith: A Critical Examination of D. Z. Phillips's Philosophy of Religion. (Leuven: Peeters, 2006). Pp. Xiv+444. € 43 (Pbk). ISBN 904291744 X. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 43 (1):121-124.
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  13. Peter Byrne (2006). God and the Moral Order. Faith and Philosophy 23 (2):201-208.
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  14. Peter Byrne (2005). John Hick an Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Pp. XXXI+448. £18.99 (Pbk). ISBN 1 403 94445. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 41 (2):231-233.
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  15. Peter Byrne (2005). Praise and Blame. Faith and Philosophy 22 (4):503-504.
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  16. Peter Byrne (2004). It Is Not Reasonable to Believe That Only One Religion Is True.”. In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell Pub.. 201--210.
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  17. Peter Byrne (2004). Patrick R. Frierson Freedom and Anthropology in Kant's Moral Philosophy. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Pp. X+210. £40.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0 521 82400. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 40 (2):247-248.
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  18. Peter Byrne (2003). God and Realism. Ashgate.
    The book concludes with a discussion of whether theology as a discursive, academic discipline can be interpreted realistically.Offering a comprehensive survey ...
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  19. Peter Byrne (2001). Robert McKim Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001). Pp. XI + 280. £45·00 (Hbk). ISBN 0 19 512835. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 37 (4):491-499.
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  20. Peter Byrne (2000). Perceiving God and Realism. Philo 3 (2):74-88.
    The paper aims to move the debate between Alston and critics of Perceiving God forward by asking if Alston’s book establishes a case for a realist interpretation of Christian mystical perception. It is argued that critical comments on Alston’s paper in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research by Richard Gale point, when reinterpreted, to a crucial disparity between mystical perception and sense perception. A realist interpretation of the former is not prima facie warranted but a realist interpretation of the latter is. Alston (...)
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  21. Peter Byrne (1999). The Definition of Religion. In Jan Platvoet & Arie L. Molendijk (eds.), The Pragmatics of Defining Religion: Contexts, Concepts, and Contests. Brill. 84--379.
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  22. Peter Byrne (1999). The Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Theory and its Relation to Religious Belief. St. Martin's Press.
    This study is an introduction to the problems of moral philosophy designed particularly for those interested in theology and religious studies. It offers an account of the nature and subject matter of moral reasoning and of the major types of moral theory in contemporary moral philosophy. The account aims to bring out the major issues in moral theory, to present a clear, non-technical articulation of the structure of moral knowledge, and to explore the relation between religious belief and morality.
     
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  23. Peter Byrne (1998). F. K. Beiser. The Sovereignty of Reason: The Defence of Rationality in the Early English Enlightenment. (Princeton University Press. Princeton. 1996.) Pp. XI+332. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 34 (2):219-229.
  24. Peter Byrne (1998). The Moral Interpretation of Religion. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
    The Moral Interpretation of Religion provides a critical examination of the traditional attempt to interpret religion in moral terms alone.
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  25. Peter Byrne (1997). Philip L. Quinn and Charles Taliaferro, Eds., A Companion to the Philosophy of Religion. Pp. 639 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.) £65.00. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 33 (3):349-360.
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  26. Peter Byrne (1996). A. Sagi and D. Statman. Religion and Morality. (Value Inquiry Book Series.) (Rodopi. Amsterdam. 1995.) Pp. 188. Hfl. 60. $40. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 32 (3):424.
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  27. Peter Byrne (1996). Basil Mitchell, Faith and Criticism. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.) Pp. 192. £17.50. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 32 (1):133.
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  28. Peter Byrne (1996). Van A. Harvey. Feuerbach and the Interpretation of Religion. Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought. Pp. 319. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.) £37.50, $59.95. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 32 (4):521-523.
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  29. Peter Byrne (1995). John Hick. Disputed Questions in Theology and Philosophy of Religion. Pp. 198. (Basingstoke and London: Macmillan Press, 1993.) £37.50. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 31 (3):399.
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  30. Peter Byrne (1995). Omnipotence, Feminism and God. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 37 (3):145 - 165.
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  31. Peter Byrne (1995). Prolegomena to Religious Pluralism: Reference and Realism in Religion. St. Martin's Press.
     
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  32. Peter Byrne (1995). Roy A. Clouser. The Myth of Religious Neutrality: An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories. Pp. 330. (Notre Dame and London: The University of Notre Dame Press, 1991). [REVIEW] Religious Studies 31 (1):142.
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  33. Peter Byrne (1994). Louis Dupré. Passage to Modernity: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of History and Culture. Pp. 300. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993.). [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (3):364.
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  34. Peter Byrne (1994). Zagzebski Linda Ed. Rational Faith: Responses to Reformed Expistemology. Pp. 290. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993.) $32.95.Stump Eleanore & Thomas P. Flint Eds. Hermes and Athena: Biblical Exegesis and Philosophical Theology. Pp. Xxvii + 325. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993).Simo Knuuttila. Modalities in Medieval Philosophy. Pp. 236. (London: Routledge, 1993). £35.00.Outka Gene & John P. Reeder Eds. Prospects for a Common Morality. Pp. 302. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992). $47.50 Hb, $16.95 Pb.G. R. Evans. Philosophy and Theology in the Middle Ages. Pp. 139. (London: Routledge, 1993). £30.00 Hb, £8.99 Pb. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (1):131.
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  35. Peter Byrne (1994). Zagzebski Linda Ed. Rational Faith: Responses to Reformed Expistemology. Pp. 290.(Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993.) $32.95. Stump Eleanore & Thomas P. Flint Eds. Hermes and Athena: Biblical Exegesis and Philosophical Theology. Pp. Xxvii+ 325.(Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993). Simo Knuuttila. Modalities in Medieval Philosophy. Pp. 236.(London: Routledge, 1993).£ 35.00. Outka Gene & John P. Reeder Eds. Prospects for a Common Morality. Pp. 302.(Princeton ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (1):131-133.
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  36. Peter Byrne & Leslie Houlden (1994). Philip A. Rolnick. Analogical Possibilities: How Words Refer to God. Pp. 316. (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press.) $29.95 Hdbk; $19.95 Pbk.Joseph Runzo. World Views and Perceiving God. Pp. Xxiii+244. (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1993.) £45.00J. P. Moreland and Kai Nielsen. Does God Exist? The Debate Between Theists and Atheists. Pp. 320. (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Press, 1993.) £14.50 Pbk.B. R. Rilghman. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xi+235. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.) £35.00 Hdbk, £10.99 Pbk.Coakley Sarah and Pailin David (Eds). The Making and Remaking of Christian Doctrine. Essays in Honour of Maurice Wiles. Pp. X+294. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.) £30 Hdbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (2):257.
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  37. Peter Byrne & Leslie Houlden (1994). Philip A. Rolnick. Analogical Possibilities: How Words Refer to God. Pp. 316.(Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press.) $29.95 Hdbk; $19.95 Pbk. Joseph Runzo. World Views and Perceiving God. Pp. Xxiii+ 244.(London and Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1993.)£ 45.00 JP Moreland and Kai Nielsen. Does God Exist? The Debate Between Theists and Atheists. Pp. 320.(Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Press, 1993.)£ 14.50 Pbk. BR Rilghman. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xi+ 235.(Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.)£ 35.00 Hdbk ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (2):257-260.
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  38. Peter Byrne (1993). A Defence of Christian Revelation. Religious Studies 29 (3):381.
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  39. Peter Byrne (1993). Brian Davies. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, Second Edition. Oxford. Oxford University Press. 1993. Pp. 260. £8.99 Pbk.Arvind Sharma Ed. God, Truth and Reality: Essays in Honour of John Hick. London. Macmillan. 1993. Pp. 269. £45.00.Joseph McBride. Albert Camus: Philosopher and Littérateur. New York. St Martin's Press. Pp. 226. £19.99.Jaroslav Krejčí. The Human Predicament: Its Changing Image. London. Macmillan. 1992. Pp. 194. £35.Henry Chavannes. The Analogy Between God and the World in Saint Thomas Aquinas, Tr. William Lumley. New York. Vantage Press. 1992. Pp. 267.Michael McGhee Ed. Philosophy, Religion and the Spiritual Life. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1992. Pp. 257. £13.95, $19-95, Pbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (3):413.
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  40. Peter Byrne (1993). Brian Davies. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, Oxford. Oxford University Press. 1993. Pp. 260.£ 8.99 Pbk. Arvind Sharma Ed. God, Truth and Reality: Essays in Honour of John Hick. London. Macmillan. 1993. Pp. 269.£ 45.00. Joseph McBride. Albert Camus: Philosopher and Littérateur. New York. St Martin's Press. Pp. 226.£ 19.99. Jaroslav Krejčí. The Human Predicament: Its Changing Image. London. Macmillan. 1992. Pp. 194.£ 35. Henry Chavannes. The Analogy Between God and the World in Saint ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (3):413-415.
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  41. Peter Byrne (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (1):90-91.
    correct insofar as he thinks Humeanism is committed to object transubstantia- tion. If the individual essences of objects are constituted only by intrinsic categorical properties, and it is possible for their dispositional properties to change without accompanying changes in their intrinsic categorical properties, then it would be possible for a particular object to remain the very same object even if its dispositions to behave changed radically. It is not clear, however, that scientific essentialism per se is not also committed to (...)
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  42. Peter Byrne (1993). C. Schwöbel and C. Gunton. Eds. Persons, Divine and Human. Pp. 165. (Edinburgh: T. And T. Clark, 1992.) £16.95.R. M. Hare. Essays on Religion and Education. Pp. 238. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.) £27.50B. B. Price. Medieval Thought: An Introduction. Pp. 261. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.) £40 Hdbk, £11.95 Pbk.H. Margenau and R. A. Varghese, Eds. Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God and the Origins of the Universe, Life and Homo Sapiens. Pp. 285. (La Salle: Open Court, 1992.) $38.95 Hdbk, $17.95 Pbk.Jacob Neusner. The Transformation of Judaism: From Philosophy to Religion. Pp. 343. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992.) $34.95. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (1):137.
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  43. Peter Byrne (1993). C. Schwöbel and C. Gunton. Eds. Persons, Divine and Human. Pp. 165.(Edinburgh: T. And T. Clark, 1992.)£ 16.95. RM Hare. Essays on Religion and Education. Pp. 238.(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.)£ 27.50 BB Price. Medieval Thought: An Introduction. Pp. 261.(Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.)£ 40 Hdbk,£ 11.95 Pbk. H. Margenau and RA Varghese, Eds. Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God and the Origins of the Universe, Life and Homo Sapiens. Pp. 285.(La Salle: Open Court, 1992.) $38.95 Hdbk, $17.95 ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (1):137-138.
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  44. Peter Byrne (1993). Kerry S. Walters. The American Deists: Voices of Reason and Dissent in the Early Republic. Pp. 395. (Lawrence, KS: Kansas University Press, 1992.) $35.00Robin Lane Fox. The Unauthorised Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible. Pp. 478. (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992.)A. P. Martinich. The Two Gods of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics. Pp. 430. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.) £35·00, $59·95·Anne Loades and Loyal D. Rue. Contemporary Classics in Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xii + 603. (La Salle: Open Court, Iggi.) $50.00 Hbk, $20.00 Pbk.Antony Flew, Ed. David Hume: Writings on Religion. Pp. Xi + 304. (La Salle, 111.: Open Court, 1992.)R. N. D. Martin. Pierre Duhem: Philosophy and History in the Work of a Believing Physicist. Pp. 288. (La Salle, 111.: Open Court, 1991.) $44.95 Hdbk, $19.95 Pbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (2):273.
  45. Peter Byrne (1993). Kerry S. Walters. The American Deists: Voices of Reason and Dissent in the Early Republic. Pp. 395.(Lawrence, KS: Kansas University Press, 1992.) $35.00 Robin Lane Fox. The Unauthorised Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible. Pp. 478.(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992.) AP Martinich. The Two Gods of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics. Pp. 430.(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.)£ 35· 00, $59· 95· Anne Loades and Loyal D. Rue. Contemporary Classics in Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xii+ ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (2):273-275.
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  46. Peter Byrne (1993). Review: A Defence of Christian Revelation. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (3):381 - 394.
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  47. Peter Byrne (1993). R. Douglas Geivett and Brendan Sweetman (Eds). Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp.358. £37.50 Hdbk; £15.95 Pbk.Joseph Runzo (Ed.). Is God Real? Basingstoke and London. The Macmillan Press. Pp. 216. 1993. £40.00.J. G. Herder. Against Pure Reason. Edited, Selected and Translated by Marcia Bunge. Minneapolis. Fortress Press. Pp. 264. 1992.J. L. Schellenberg. Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason. Ithaca and London. Cornell University Press. Pp. 217. 1993.Ninian Smart. Buddhism and Christianity: Rivals and Allies. The Macmillan Press. Basingstoke and London. Pp. 157. £35.00. 1993. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (4):569.
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  48. Peter Byrne (1993). R. Douglas Geivett and Brendan Sweetman (Eds). Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 358.£ 37.50 Hdbk;£ 15.95 Pbk. Joseph Runzo (Ed.). Is God Real? Basingstoke and London. The Macmillan Press. Pp. 216. 1993.£ 40.00. JG Herder. Against Pure Reason. Edited, Selected and Translated by Marcia Bunge. Minneapolis. Fortress Press. Pp. 264. 1992. JL Schellenberg. Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason. Ithaca and London. Cornell University Press. Pp ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (4):569-571.
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  49. Peter Byrne (1992). David A. Pailin. A Gentle Touch: From a Theology of Handicap to a Theology of Being Human. London. S.P.C.K. 1992 X + 192.Robert L. Fastiggi. The Natural Theology of Yves de Paris. Atlanta Ga. Scholars Press. 1992. Pp 281. $19.95 Pbk.Merold Westphal. Hegel, Freedom and Modernity New York. State University Press of New York. 1992. Pp Xviii + 295.Paul Davies. The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World. New York. Simon and Schuster. Pp 245.Hiroshi Obayashi Ed. Death and Afterlife. New York. Greenwood Press. 1992. Pp Xxii + 209.B. M. Marshall. Theology and Dialogue: Essays in Conversation with George Lindbeck. Notre Dame Ind. University of Notre Dame. 1990. Pp 288. $29.95.Raymond I. Weiss. Maimonides' Ethics: The Encounter of Philosophic and Religious Morality. Chicago. University of Chicago Press. 1991. Pp 224. $23.95.David Ross Scully. Alfred North Whitehead: A First Look. New York. Vantage Press. 1991. Pp 96.Daniel A. Dombrowski. St John of the Cross: An Appreciation. Alb. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 28 (4):583.
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  50. Peter Byrne (1992). David A. Pailin. A Gentle Touch: From a Theology of Handicap to a Theology of Being Human. London. SPCK 1992 X+ 192. Robert L. Fastiggi. The Natural Theology of Yves de Paris. Atlanta Ga. Scholars Press. 1992. Pp 281. $19.95 Pbk. Merold Westphal. Hegel, Freedom and Modernity New York. State University Press of New York. 1992. Pp Xviii+ 295. Paul Davies. The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World. New York. Simon and Schuster. Pp 245. Hiroshi Obayashi Ed. Death and Afterlife. New York ... [REVIEW] Religious Studies 28 (4):583-584.
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