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    Reason and the heart: a prolegomenon to a critique of passional reason.William J. Wainwright - 1995 - Ithaca: 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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  2. Religion and Morality.William J. Wainwright - 2006 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 59 (3):175-178.
  3. Mysticism: A Study of Its Nature, Cognitive Value and Moral Implications.William J. Wainwright - 1984 - Philosophy East and West 34 (3):337-339.
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    Value and Existence.William J. Wainwright - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (2):318.
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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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  6. 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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  7. 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.
  8. Concepts of God.William Wainwright - unknown
    The object of attitudes valorized in the major religious traditions is typically regarded as maximally great. Conceptions of maximal greatness differ but theists believe that a maximally great reality must be a maximally great person or God. Theists largely agree that a maximally great person would be omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, and all good. They do not agree on a number of God's other attributes, however. We will illustrate this by examining the debate over God's impassibility in western theism and a (...)
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    Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings.William L. Rowe & William J. Wainwright (eds.) - 1998 - Oup Usa.
    An accessible introduction to the topic with essays covering religious pluralism, teleological and moral arguments for God's existence, and the problem of evil.
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    Monotheism.William Wainwright - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  11. Omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.William J. Wainwright - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro & Chad Meister (eds.), The Cambridge companion to Christian philosophical theology. New York: Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Rationality, religious belief, and moral commitment: new essays in the philosophy of religion.Robert Audi & William J. Wainwright (eds.) - 1986 - Ithaca: 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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  14. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion.William J. Wainwright - 2007 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (2):119-122.
  15. 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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  16. Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings.William L. Rowe & William J. Wainwright - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (4):492-493.
     
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  17. 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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    The Oxford handbook of philosophy of religion.William J. Wainwright (ed.) - 2005 - New York: 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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  19. Morality and Religion.William Wainwright & Anne Jeffrey - forthcoming - In Christian Miller (ed.), Bloomsbury Handbook of Ethics. New York: Bloomsbury.
    A number of important religious views entail that the ontological and epistemic relations between religion and morality are tighter than most secular thinkers suppose. We will focus on three theistic metaethical accounts of moral phenomena and moral knowledge: natural law theories, divine command theories, and divine will theories. These three types of accounts are among the most dominant in the philosophical literature on theistic ethics in contemporary anglophone philosophy, perhaps owing to their connection to major Western religions such as Christianity, (...)
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  20. 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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  21. Theistic Proofs, Person Relativity, and the Rationality of Religious Belief.William Wainwright - 2011 - In Kelly James Clark & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Evidence and Religious Belief. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Competing religious claims.William J. Wainwright - 2004 - In William Mann (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 220–241.
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    Freedom and omnipotence.William J. Wainwright - 1968 - Noûs 2 (3):293-301.
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    Jonathan Edwards.William Wainwright - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy.
    Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian. His work as a whole is an expression of two themes — the absolute sovereignty of God and the beauty of God's holiness. The first is articulated in Edwards' defense of theological determinism, in a doctrine of occasionalism, and in his insistence that physical objects are only collections of sensible “ideas” while finite minds are mere assemblages of “thoughts” or “perceptions.” As the only real cause (...)
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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.
  26. Original sin.William Wainwright - 1988 - In Thomas V. Morris (ed.), Philosophy and the Christian Faith. Univ. Of Notre Dame Press. pp. 31--60.
     
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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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    The Presence of Evil and the Falsification of Theistic Assertions.William J. Wainwright - 1969 - Religious Studies 4 (2):213 - 216.
  29. The Affective Dionysian Tradition in Medieval Northern Europe.William Wainwright - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (2):21--34.
    Recent students of mysticism have sharply distinguished monistic from theistic mysticism. The former is more or less identified with the empty consciousness experience and the latter with the love mysticism of such figures as Bernard of Clairvaux. I argue that a sharp distinction between the two is unwarranted. Western medieval mystics, for example, combined the apophatic theology of Dionysius the Areopagite with the erotic imagery of the mystical marriage. Their experiences were clearly theistic but integrally incorporated ”monistic moments’. I conclude (...)
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  30. 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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  31. Berkeley, Edwards, idealism and the knowledge of God.William J. Wainwright - 2016 - In Joshua R. Farris, S. Mark Hamilton & James S. Spiegel (eds.), Idealism and Christian theology. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing.
     
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    Wainwright, Augustine and God’s Simplicity.William J. Wainwright - 1979 - New Scholasticism 53 (1):124-127.
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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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    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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  36. Natural explanations and religious experience.William J. Wainwright - 1984 - In J. Houston (ed.), Is it reasonable to believe in God? Edinburgh: Handsel Press.
  37. Two (or Maybe One and a Half) Cheers for Perfect Being Theology.William Wainwright - 2009 - Philo 12 (2):228-251.
    In a series of influential articles published in the 1980s, Thomas Morris argued that the most promising approach to many issues in the philosophy of religion is “perfect being theology.” A philosopher who adopts it begins by construing God as a maximally perfect being and then fills the conception in by using his or her modal intuitions and intuitions concerning what properties are and are not perfections. While I am sympathetic with Morris’s program, two aspects seem problematic. More justification is (...)
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    In Defense of Non-Natural Theistic Realism.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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    Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: a Dialogue.Richard Amesbury & William Wainwright - 2007 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 28 (2):226 - 236.
  40. 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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    Philosophy of religion.William L. Rowe & William J. Wainwright - 1972 - New York,: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Edited by William J. Wainwright.
    The aim of this volume is to introduce students to the philosophy of religion by acquainting them with the writings of some of the thinkers who have made substantial contributions to this area. The text covers many topics that are central to the philosophy of religion, and, for each topic it considers, we have sought to provide a group of readings that reflects various philosophical viewpoints and pursues them in some depth without a loss of clarity.
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    Books in review.William J. Wainwright - 1978 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (4):258.
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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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    Christianity.William J. Wainwright - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper & Philip L. Quinn (eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 59–66.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Philosophical Problems Associated with Christianity Christian Theism and Western Philosophy Christianity's Attitude Toward Philosophy Works cited.
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    From Belief to Understanding, A Study of Anselm's Proslogion Argument on the Existence of God.William J. Wainwright & Richard Campbell - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (2):329.
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    God and the necessity of physical evil.William J. Wainwright - 1972 - Sophia 11 (2):16-19.
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    God, Love, and Interreligious Dialogue.William J. Wainwright - 2020 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 22 (3):5-13.
    The monotheistic religions that valorize love typically believe that their love for God should be extended to God's creatures and, in particular, to one's fellow human beings. Yet, in practice, the love of the Christian or Muslim or Hindu monotheist doesn't always extend to the love of the religious other. Precisely how, then, should the adherents of the major monotheistic religions respond to the obvious diversity of these religions? The arguments of philosophical theology largely depend on what John Henry Newman (...)
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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: (1) Contrary to Gale, mystical experiences do take an objective accusative, and are therefore presumptively cognitive. (2) The tests for the veridicality of religious experience are more like those for sense experiences than Gale allows. (3) Gale’s “big” or “deep” disanalogy (viz., that “there are no analogous dimensions [to space-time] in (...)
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    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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  50. Is Necessary Existence a Perfection?William J. Wainwright - 1988 - Noûs 22 (1):33-34.
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