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  1. Peter Byrne (2007). Kant on God. Ashgate Pub Co.
     
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  2. 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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    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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    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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  5. Peter Byrne (2012). The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett Iii: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of the Nuclear Family. Oxford University Press.
    It may take many decades for mathematical progress to be matched by philosophical understanding. Hugh Everett proposed that we not search for remedies for the implausible "collapse of the wave function" by changing the mathematics of the Schrödinger equation , but instead just look hard at what would be predicted if we let the equations show us how they think Nature behaves. Now, over 50 years later, there is a strong effort to do just that, but the broad picture (...)
     
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  6. Peter Byrne (1979). Leavis, Literary Criticism and Philosophy. British Journal of Aesthetics 19 (3):263-273.
    This article explores and defends some of f r leavis's ideas about the nature of reasoning in literary criticism. In particular, It examines leavis's contention that the validity of literary criticism does not wait upon a theoretical defence of its canons of judgments of standards. It aims to show that this eschewal of theoretical thought is rationally justifiable and that the form of reasoning leavis advocates for literary criticism has respectable parallels elsewhere, Not least in philosophy itself. Throughout, Reference is (...)
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  7. 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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  8. Peter Byrne (1995). Prolegomena to Religious Pluralism: Reference and Realism in Religion. St. Martin's Press.
     
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  9. Peter Clarke & Peter Byrne (1994). Religion Defined and Explained. Religious Studies 30 (1):121-122.
     
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  10. Peter Byrne (2001). Philosophical and Ethical Problems in Mental Handicap. Philosophy 76 (295):171-174.
     
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    Peter Byrne (2006). God and the Moral Order. Faith and Philosophy 23 (2):201-208.
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  12. 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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    Peter Byrne (1993). A Defence of Christian Revelation. Religious Studies 29 (3):381.
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    Peter Byrne (2011). Religious Tolerance, Diversity, and Pluralism. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 68 (68):287-309.
    The theme of this paper can be introduced in this way: does a pluralist approach to religion entail a pluralist approach to religion? My theme is not that odd, because I have two notions of pluralism in mind. There is what I will call ‘tolerant pluralism’ and what I will call ‘religious pluralism’. And thus my question is ‘Does tolerant pluralism re religion entail religious pluralism?’.
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    Peter Byrne (1995). Omnipotence, Feminism and God. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 37 (3):145 - 165.
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    Peter Byrne, Moral Arguments for the Existence of God. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Peter Byrne (2007). Review of Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 43 (3):364-367.
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    Peter Byrne (2005). Praise and Blame. Faith and Philosophy 22 (4):503-504.
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    Peter Byrne (1985). Fr Lea Vis and the Religious Dimension in Literature. Modern Theology 1 (2):119-130.
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    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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    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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    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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    Peter Byrne (1978). Miracles and the Philosophy of Science. Heythrop Journal 19 (2):162–170.
    THIS ARTICLE ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THAT A BELIEF IN MIRACLES AS VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OF NATURE IS COMPATIBLE WITH A DUE RESPECT FOR SCIENTIFIC METHOD. SOME MODERN THEOLOGIANS HAVE THOUGHT THAT SCIENTIFIC DETERMINISM INVOLVES A RIGID INSISTENCE THAT EVERY EVENT HAS A CAUSE AND THUS THAT RESPECT FOR SCIENCE CALLS FOR REINTERPRETATION OF THE CONCEPT OF MIRACLE. THE AUTHOR CONTENDS THAT A WEAKER COMMITMENT TO DETERMINISM IS RATIONALLY MORE ACCEPTABLE AND THAT THIS COMMITMENT LEAVES THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPT OF MIRACLE (...)
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    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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    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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    Peter Byrne (1993). R. Douglas Geivett and Brendan Sweetman . Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp.358. £37.50 Hdbk; £15.95 Pbk.Joseph Runzo . 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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    Peter Byrne (1996). Basil Mitchell, Faith and Criticism. Pp. 192. £17.50. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 32 (1):133.
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    Peter Byrne (1991). A Religious Theory of Religion. Religious Studies 27 (1):121 - 132.
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    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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    Peter Byrne (1985). W. Warren Wagar (Ed.). The Secular Mind. Pp. Xiii+ 276.(New York: Holmes & Meier, 1982.). Religious Studies 21 (1):122-123.
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    Peter Byrne (1984). Mysticism, Identity and Realism: A Debate Reviewed. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (3):237 - 243.
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    Peter Byrne (1982). Paul Helm. Divine Commands and Morality. Pp. 186. £3.50. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 18 (4):519.
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    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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    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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    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.
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    Peter Byrne (1994). Zagzebski Linda Ed. Rational Faith: Responses to Reformed Expistemology. Pp. 290. $32.95.Stump Eleanore & Thomas P. Flint Eds. Hermes and Athena: Biblical Exegesis and Philosophical Theology. Pp. Xxvii + 325. .Simo Knuuttila. Modalities in Medieval Philosophy. Pp. 236. . £35.00.Outka Gene & John P. Reeder Eds. Prospects for a Common Morality. Pp. 302. . $47.50 Hb, $16.95 Pb.G. R. Evans. Philosophy and Theology in the Middle Ages. Pp. 139. . £30.00 Hb, £8.99 Pb. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (1):131.
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    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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    Peter Byrne (1988). The Theory of Religion and Method in the Study of Religion in the "Encyclopedia of Religion". Religious Studies 24 (1):3 - 10.
    In this review of articles in the Encyclopedia of Religion I have selected those concerning theoretical issues about the nature of religion and those describing the history and methods of the study of religion as an academic discipline. By any count this collection of papers should be of central importance to an encyclopaedia of this nature. Method provides one of the most contentious and thorny sets of issues in contemporary academic debate in the study of religion. A reference work of (...)
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    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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    Peter Byrne (1988). John Mahoney. The Making of Moral Theology: A Study of the Roman Catholic Tradition. Pp. Xxv + 357. £32.50. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 24 (4):543.
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    Peter Byrne (1988). William L. Craig. The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus During the Deist Controversy. Pp. Xvii + 677. New York: Edwin Mellen Press. $69.95, Series Price $39.95. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 24 (3):395.
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    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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    Peter Byrne (1995). Roy A. Clouser. The Myth of Religious Neutrality: An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories. Pp. 330. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 31 (1):142.
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    Peter Byrne (1986). G. W. F. Hegel. Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. I: 'Introduction' and 'Concept of Religion', Ed. Peter C. Hodgson. Pp. Xxv + 494. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.). [REVIEW] Religious Studies 22 (1):163-164.
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    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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    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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    Peter Byrne (1993). Review: A Defence of Christian Revelation. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 29 (3):381 - 394.
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    Peter Byrne & Leslie Houlden (1994). Philip A. Rolnick. Analogical Possibilities: How Words Refer to God. Pp. 316. $29.95 Hdbk; $19.95 Pbk.Joseph Runzo. World Views and Perceiving God. Pp. Xxiii+244. £45.00J. P. Moreland and Kai Nielsen. Does God Exist? The Debate Between Theists and Atheists. Pp. 320. £14.50 Pbk.B. R. Rilghman. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Pp. Xi+235. £35.00 Hdbk, £10.99 Pbk.Coakley Sarah and Pailin David . The Making and Remaking of Christian Doctrine. Essays in Honour of Maurice Wiles. Pp. X+294. £30 Hdbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 30 (2):257.
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    Peter Byrne (1985). John Mahoney. Bio-Ethics and Belief: Religion and Medicine in Dialogue. Pp. 127. (London: Sheed and Ward, 1984.) £3.95. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 21 (3):423-424.
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    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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