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    Reason and the Heart: A Prolegomenon to a Critique of Passional Reason.William J. Wainwright - 1995 - Cornell University Press.
    Between the opposing claims of reason and religious subjectivity may be a middle ground, William J. Wainwright argues. His book is a philosophical reflection on the role of emotion in guiding reason. There is evidence, he contends, that reason functions properly only when informed by a rightly disposed heart. The idea of passional reason, so rarely discussed today, once dominated religious reflection, and Wainwright pursues it through the writings of three of its past proponents: Jonathan Edwards, John Henry Newman, and (...)
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    Mysticism: A Study of Its Nature, Cognitive Value and Moral Implications.William J. Wainwright - 1984 - Philosophy East and West 34 (3):337-339.
  3. Religion and Morality.William J. Wainwright - 2006 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 59 (3):175-178.
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    Philosophy of Religion.William J. Wainwright (ed.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    The past forty years or so have witnessed a renaissance in the philosophy of religion. New tools (modal logic, probability theory, and so on) and new historical research have prompted many thinkers to take a fresh look at old topics (God’s existence, the problem of evil, faith and reason, and the like). Moreover, sophisticated examinations of contentious new issues, such as the problem of religious diversity or the role of emotions and other non-evidential factors in shaping rationally held religious beliefs, (...)
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    Value and Existence.William J. Wainwright - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (2):318.
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  6. Jonathan Edwards and the Hiddenness of God.William J. Wainwright - 2002 - In Daniel Howard-Snyder & Paul K. Moser (eds.), Divine Hiddenness: New Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 98--119.
  7. Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence.William J. Wainwright - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro & Chad V. Meister (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    The Kalam Cosmological Argument. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1982 - Noûs 16 (2):328-334.
  9. Reason and the Heart: A Prolegomenon to a Critique of Passional Reason.William J. Wainwright - 1995 - Religious Studies 32 (4):513-517.
     
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    Jonathan Edwards, God, and “Particular Minds”.William J. Wainwright - 2010 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 68 (1-3):201-213.
    Although philosophical theologians have sometimes claimed that human beings are necessarily dependent on God, few have developed the idea with any precision. Jonathan Edwards is a notable exception, providing a detailed and often novel account of humanity’s essential ontological, moral, and soteriological dependence on God.
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  11. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion.William J. Wainwright - 2007 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (2):119-122.
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    Rationality, Religious Belief, and Moral Commitment: New Essays in the Philosophy of Religion.Robert Audi & William J. Wainwright (eds.) - 1986 - Cornell University Press.
    This book is unified by three broad concerns: the rationality of belief in God, the relation between religion and morality, and the explication of the concept of God. The essays are, however, marked by diversity. Some focus on historical figures, such as Aquinas and Locke; others bring recent epistemological and metaphysical developments to bear on problems of religious belief. Some of the papers explore neglected issues central to religious practice, such as the question of how total devotion to God can (...)
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  13. God's Body.William J. Wainwright - 1974 - In Thomas V. Morris (ed.), The Concept of God. Oxford Up. pp. 72-87.
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    Obstacles to Divine Revelation: God and the Reorientation of Human Reason. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 2011 - Faith and Philosophy 28 (3):348-354.
  15. The Spiritual Senses in Western Spirituality and the Analytic Philosophy of Religion.William J. Wainwright - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1):21 - 41.
    The doctrine of the spiritual senses has played a significant role in the history of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox spirituality. What has been largely unremarked is that the doctrine also played a significant role in classical Protestant thought, and that analogous concepts can be found in Indian theism. In spite of the doctrine’s significance, however, the only analytic philosopher to consider it has been Nelson Pike. I will argue that his treatment is inadequate, show how the development of the (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion.William J. Wainwright (ed.) - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    The philosophy of religion as a distinct discipline is an innovation of the last two hundred years, but its central topics--the existence and nature of the divine, humankind's relation to it, the nature of religion and its place in human life--have been with us since the inception of philosophy. Philosophers have long critically examined the truth of (and rational justification for) religious claims, and have explored such philosophically interesting phenomena as faith, religious experience and the distinctive features of religious discourse. (...)
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  17. Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings.William L. Rowe & William J. Wainwright - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (4):492-493.
     
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  18. Religious Experience and Religious Pluralism.William J. Wainwright - 2000 - In Philip L. Quinn & Kevin Meeker (eds.), The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity. Oxford University Press.
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    Theism, Metaphysics, and D. Z. Phillips.William J. Wainwright - 1995 - Topoi 14 (2):87-93.
    Section I argues that theistic religions incorporate metaphysical systems and that these systems are explanatory. Section II defends these claims against D. Z. Phillips ''s objections to the epistemic realism and correspondence theory of truth which they imply. I conclude by raising questions about the status of Phillips ''s own project.
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  20. Competing Religious Claims.William J. Wainwright - 2004 - In William Mann (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell.
     
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    Mysticism and Sense Perception.William J. Wainwright - 1982 - In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), Religious Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 257 - 278.
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    Freedom and Omnipotence.William J. Wainwright - 1968 - Noûs 2 (3):293-301.
  23. Assessing Ontological Arguments.William J. Wainwright - 2012 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (2):19--39.
    Part I argues that ontological arguments, like other classical proofs of the existence of God, are parts of larger arguments in which they are embedded. These larger arguments include reasons supporting the proofs’ premises and responses to them, and to the proofs’ claims to validity and non-circularity, since, in the final analysis, our assessment of the proofs will express our best judgment of the cumulative force of all the considerations bearing on their overall adequacy. Part II illustrates these points by (...)
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    Mysticism and Sense Perception: WILLIAM J. WAINWRIGHT.William J. Wainwright - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (3):257-278.
    In this paper I propose to examine the cognitive status of mystical experience. There are, I think, three distinct but overlapping sorts of religious experience. In the first place, there are two kinds of mystical experience. The extrovertive or nature mystic identifies himself with a world which is both transfigured and one. The introvertive mystic withdraws from the world and, after stripping the mind of concepts and images, experiences union with something which can be described as an undifferentiated unity. Introvertive (...)
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    The Presence of Evil and the Falsification of Theistic Assertions.William J. Wainwright - 1969 - Religious Studies 4 (2):213 - 216.
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    In Defense of Non-Natural Theistic Realism: A Response to Wielenberg.William J. Wainwright - 2010 - Faith and Philosophy 27 (4):457-463.
    Eric Wielenberg and I agree that basic moral truths are necessarily true. But Wielenberg thinks that, because these truths are necessary, they require no explanation, and I do not: some basic moral truths are not self-explanatory. I argue that Wielenberg’s reasons for thinking that my justification of that claim is inadequate are ultimately unconvincing.
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    Augustine on God’s Simplicity: A Reply to Richard La Croix.William J. Wainwright - 1979 - New Scholasticism 53 (1):118-123.
  28. Morality and Religion.William J. Wainwright - 2011 - In Christian Miller (ed.), Continuum Companion to Ethics. Continuum. pp. 119.
     
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    Does Disagreement Imply Relativism?William J. Wainwright - 1986 - International Philosophical Quarterly 26 (1):47-60.
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    Jonathan Edwards, Atoms, and Immaterialism.William J. Wainwright - 1982 - Idealistic Studies 12 (1):79-89.
    According to Jonathan Edwards, “consciousness and being are the same thing exactly.” “Nothing has any existence anywhere else…but either in created or uncreated consciousness”. The physical world, therefore, has no independent reality. “…the existence of all corporeal things is only ideas”. “The material universe exists only in the mind,” i.e., “it is absolutely dependent on the conception of the mind for its existence, and does not exist as spirits do…”. More accurately, “The substance of all bodies is the infinitely exact (...)
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  31. Natural Explanations and Religious Experience.William J. Wainwright - 1984 - In J. Houston (ed.), Is It Reasonable to Believe in God? Handsel Press.
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    The Cognitivity of Religion: Three Perspectives. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1988 - Faith and Philosophy 5 (1):97-102.
  33. Part One: Articles.Pamela Sue Anderson, Hent DeVries, David Ray Griffin, William Hasker, Fergus Kerr, John Macquarrie, Adrian Peperzak, Philip L. Quinn, William J. Wainwright & Keith Ward - 2005 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 58:207-214.
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    Divine and Human Action: Essays in the Metaphysics of Theism. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1991 - Faith and Philosophy 8 (3):390-398.
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    The Ontological Argument, Question-Begging, and Professor Rowe.William J. Wainwright - 1978 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (4):254 - 257.
  36. Philosophy of Religion Selected Readings /Edited by William L. Rowe, William J. Wainwright. --. --.William L. Rowe & William J. Wainwright - 1973
     
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  37. God, Philosophy, and Academic Culture a Discussion Between Scholars in the Aar and the Apa.William J. Wainwright - 1996
    A striking feature of the current philosophical scene is the division between those philosophers of religion primarily associated with the American Philosophical Association and those primarily associated with the American Academy of Religion. This difference is loosely correlated with twoothers: the comparative dominance of analytic philosophy in the APA and of hermeneutical philosophy in the AAR, and the greater visibility of traditional theists in the APA. In this book eight prominent philosophers of religion from these organizations explore the historical, cultural, (...)
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  38. Is Necessary Existence a Perfection?William J. Wainwright - 1988 - Noûs 22 (1):33-34.
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  39. Monotheism and Hope in God.William J. Wainwright - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    This Element examines aspects of monotheism and hope. Distinguishing monotheism from various forms of nontheistic religions, it explores how God transcends the terms used to describe the religious ultimate. The discussion then turns to the nature of hope and examines how the concept has been used by Augustine, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, and Moltmann, among others. The Christian tradition to which these monotheists belong associates hope and faith with love. In the final section, Wainwright shows the varieties of this kind of love (...)
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  40. Philosophy of Religion: An Annotated Bibliography of Twentieth-Century Writings in English.William J. Wainwright (ed.) - 1978 - New York: Garland.
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    Reason and the Heart: A Prolegomenon to a Critique of Passional Reason.William J. Wainwright - 2018 - Cornell University Press.
    Between the opposing claims of reason and religious subjectivity may be a middle ground, William J. Wainwright argues. His book is a philosophical reflection on the role of emotion in guiding reason. There is evidence, he contends, that reason functions properly only when informed by a rightly disposed heart. The idea of passional reason, so rarely discussed today, once dominated religious reflection, and Wainwright pursues it through the writings of three of its past proponents: Jonathan Edwards, John Henry Newman, and (...)
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    Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion.William J. Wainwright - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    Reason, Revelation, and Devotion argues that immersion in religious reading traditions and their associated spiritual practices significantly shapes our emotions, desires, intuitions, and volitional commitments; these in turn affect our construction and assessments of arguments for religious conclusions. But far from distorting the reasoning process, these emotions and volitional and cognitive dispositions can be essential for sound reasoning on religious and other value-laden subject matters. And so western philosophy must rethink its traditional antagonism toward rhetoric. The book concludes with discussions (...)
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  43. The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1968 - Philosophical Review 77 (4):519-521.
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    Causality, Necessity and the Cosmological Argument.William J. Wainwright - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 36 (3):261 - 270.
    I distinguish between a causeless being, An essentially causeless being, And a logically necessary being, And argue that only a logically necessary being can provide an adequate answer to the question, "why do contingent and dependent beings exist?" I also argue that recent attempts to show that if a being is essentially causeless, It is logically necessary, Are unsound.
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    Gale on Religious Experience.William J. Wainwright - 2003 - Philo 6 (1):114-131.
    Richard Gale has mounted the most effective attack on religious experience’s cognitive credentials in recent decades. This article explains why I am nonetheless not persuaded by it. I argue that: Contrary to Gale, mystical experiences do take an objective accusative, and are therefore presumptively cognitive. The tests for the veridicality of religious experience are more like those for sense experiences than Gale allows. Gale’s “big” or “deep” disanalogy is not as devastating as he thinks. Gale’s critique of my and Alston’s (...)
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    Wilfred Cantwell Smith on Faith and Belief: WILLIAM J. WAINWRIGHT.William J. Wainwright - 1984 - Religious Studies 20 (3):353-366.
    In a series of important and influential books, Wilfred Cantwell Smith has convincingly argued that religious traditions are misunderstood if one does not grasp the faith which they express, that these traditions are not static but fluid, and that as a result of greater knowledge and increased contact between members of different traditions, we have entered a period in which it is no longer possible for the traditions to develop in relative isolation. This paper is devoted to an important aspect (...)
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    Christian Theism and the Free Will Defense: A Problem. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1975 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (4):243 - 250.
    Theism maintains that God is a moralagent. Classical Christian theism also maintains that God is unable tosin. The latter claim is entailed by the proposition that the being whois God is essentially God, and this proposition is one which would beendorsed by all or most classical theologians. It would thus appearthat the claim that God is unable to sin is an important, if notfundamental, part of classical Christian theism. It follows that, at acrucial point, classical Christian theism is incompatible with (...)
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    Philosophy and Miracle: The Contemporary Debate. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1989 - Faith and Philosophy 6 (1):110-113.
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    Heaven's Champion: William James's Philosophy of Religion. [REVIEW]William J. Wainwright - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (4):473-484.
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    Mystic Union: An Essay in the Phenomenology of Mysticism.William J. Wainwright - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (3):488-495.
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