Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays

Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This book is animated by a shared conviction that philosophy of religion needs to change: thirteen new essays suggest why and how. The first part of the volume explores possible changes to the focus of the field. The second part focuses on the standpoint from which philosophers of religion should approach their field. In the first part are chapters on how an emphasis on faith distorts attempts to engage non-western religious ideas; on how philosophers from different traditions might collaborate on common interests; on why the common presupposition of ultimacy leads to error; on how new religious movements feed a naturalistic philosophy of religion; on why a focus on belief and a focus on practice are both mistaken; on why philosophy's deep axiological concern should set much of the field's agenda; and on how the field might contribute to religious evolution. The second part includes a qualitative analysis of the standpoint of fifty-one philosophers of religion, and also addresses issues about humility needed in continental philosophy of religion; about the implausibility of claiming that one's own worldview is uniquely rational; about the Moorean approach to religious epistemology; about a Spinozan middle way between 'insider' and 'outsider' perspectives; and about the unorthodox lessons we could learn from scriptures like the book of Job if we could get past the confessional turn in recent philosophy of religion.The goal of the volume is to identify new paths for philosophers of religion that are distinct from those travelled by theologians and other scholars of religion.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,202

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

On the Socratic Injunction to Follow the Argument Where it Leads.Jason Marsh - 2017 - In Paul Draper & J. L. Schellenberg (eds.), Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. pp. 187-207.
The Logic of Rational Theism: Exploratory Essays.William Lane Craig & Mark S. Mcleod - 1994 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 35 (2):116-117.
Faith without God.Paul Draper - 2011 - Philo 14 (1):59-65.
A Companion to Philosophy of Religion.Charles Taliaferro & Philip L. Quinn (eds.) - 1997 - Cambridge, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
Exploratory statistics and empiricism.Stanley A. Mulaik - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (3):410-430.
Prolegomena to a philosophy of religion.J. L. Schellenberg - 2005 - Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
The Pinckaers Reader. [REVIEW]Janet E. Smith - 2006 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (4):638-641.

Analytics

Added to PP
2018-02-27

Downloads
34 (#445,975)

6 months
14 (#154,299)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

J. L. Schellenberg
Mount Saint Vincent University
Paul Draper
Purdue University

Citations of this work

Prolegomena to a Buddhist philosophy of religion.Rafal K. Stepien - 2023 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 94 (1):63-89.
Philosophy of religion.Charles Taliaferro - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Epistemic Benefits of Diversifying the Philosophy of Religion.Kirk Lougheed - 2022 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (1):77-94.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references