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  1. Chinese Religion: An Anthology of Sources.Deborah Sommer (ed.) - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    For centuries, westerners have referred to China's numerous traditions of spiritual expression as "religious"--a word born of western thought that cannot completely characterize the passionate writing that fills the pages of this pathbreaking anthology. The first of its kind in well over thirty years, this text offers the student of Chinese ritual and cosmology the broadest range of primary sources from antiquity to the modern era. Readings are arranged chronologically and cover such concepts as Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and even communism. (...)
  2. The Nature of Evil.Daryl Koehn - 2005 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    In The Nature of Evil, Daryl Koehn takes us on a sweeping tour of different interpretations of evil. In this timely and serious discussion she argues that evil is not intentional malice, but rather violence that stems from a false sense of self. Violence is not true evil but a symptom of the underlying evil of our failure to really know who we are. Koehn examines situations in which good intentions can have horrific results. She explores such works as The (...)
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  3. Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life.Mark Vernon - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Have evolution, science and the trappings of the modern world killed off God irrevocably? And what do we lose if we choose not to believe in him? From Newton and Descartes to Darwin and the discovery of the genome, religion has been pushed back further and further while science has gained ground. But what fills the void that religion leaves behind? This book is an attempt to look at these questions and to suggest a third way between the easy consolations (...)
  4. Together Bound: God, History, and the Religious Community.Frank G. Kirkpatrick - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    Challenging the assumption that the concept of divine action is necessarily paradoxical, on the grounds that God is radically transcendent of finitude, or can perform only a master act of creating and sustaining the universe, Frank Kirkpatrick defends as philosophically credible the Christian conviction that God is a personal Agent who also acts in particular historical moments to further the divine intention of fostering universal community. Kirkpatrick claims that God and the world are distinct realities "together bound" in a mutual (...)
  5. Philosophical Foundations of Hinduism: The Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavadgītā: A Reinterpretation and Critical Appraisal.R. S. Misra - 2002 - Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers.
  6. Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction.William L. Rowe - 2001 - Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
    The book falls into four segments. In the first (Chapter 1), the particular conception of deity that has been predominant in western civilization—the theistic idea of God—is explicated and distinguished from several other notions of the divine. The second segment considers the major reasons that have been advanced in support of the belief that the theistic God exists. In chapters 2 through 4 the three major arguments for the existence of God are discussed, arguments which appeal to facts supposedly available (...)
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  7. Genes, Genesis, and God: Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History.Holmes Rolston, Iii - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    Holmes Rolston challenges the sociobiological orthodoxy that would naturalize science, ethics, and religion. The book argues that genetic processes are not blind, selfish, and contingent, and that nature is therefore not value-free. The author examines the emergence of complex biodiversity through evolutionary history. Especially remarkable in this narrative is the genesis of human beings with their capacities for science, ethics, and religion. A major conceptual task of the book is to relate cultural genesis to natural genesis. There is also a (...)
  8. Problems of Religious Diversity.Paul J. Griffiths - 2001 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Exploring Religious Diversity_ analyzes the philosophical questions raised by the fact that many religions in the world often appear to contradict each other in doctrine and practice. Analyzes the philosophical questions raised by the fact that many religions in the world often appear to contradict each other in doctrine and practice. Evaluates the fundamental philosophical underpinnings of the debates between religious and non-religious approaches to religious diversity. Contains a glossary that defines the book's key technical terms and how they are (...)
  9. The Living God.Thomas C. Oden - 1984 - Harpersanfrancisco.
    A prominent scholar sets forth in plain, uncomplicated language the essence of two millennia of Christian thinking on the existence and nature of God, how Jesus reveals God, and what this means for the faithful today.
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  10. The Ethics of Buddhism.S. Tachibana - 1926 - Curzon Press.
    This is the 'Middle Way', with eight qualities or virtues - understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration - that ...
  11. A History of Science and its Relations with Philosophy & Religion.William Cecil Dampier Dampier - 1929 - London: Cambridge University Press.
    This famous book, first published in 1929 was considerably revised and enlarged in its fourth edition, which is being reprinted now.
  12. Readings in the Philosophy of Religion.Kelly James Clark (ed.) - 2000 - Broadview.
  13. Jewish Ethics as Dialogue: Using Spiritual Language to Re-Imagine a Better World.Moses L. Pava - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    The case for dialogue -- Increasing moral capital through moral imagination -- The art of ethical dialogue -- Intelligent spirituality in business -- Spirituality in (and out) of the classroom -- Listening to the anxious atheists -- Beyond the flat world metaphor -- Dialogue as a restraint on wealth -- The limits of dialogue.
  14. A Companion to Philosophy of Religion.Charles Taliaferro & Philip L. Quinn (eds.) - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism,, the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics.
  15. The Turnings of Darkness and Light: Essays in Philosophical and Systematic Theology.Kenneth Surin - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of essays, written between 1975 and 1987, covers topics including the doctrine of analogy, the Trinity, theological realism, the problims of evil and suffering, ecclesiology, and the so-called theistic proofs. The earlier writings relect the author's training as a philosopher in the Anglo-Aamerican analytic tradition. Later essays have a more explicitly theological focus, and they attempt to deal with and move beyond the tradition through hermeneutics, and literary and social theory. This collection thus addresses a wider list of (...)
  16. The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief.Michael C. Banner - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    In this critical examination of recent accounts of the nature of science and of its justification given by Kuhn, Popper, Lakatos, Laudan, and Newton-Smith, Banner contends that models of scientific rationality which are used in criticism of religious beliefs are in fact often inadequate as accounts of the nature of science. He argues that a realist philosophy of science both reflects the character of science and scientific justifications, and suggests that religious belief could be given a justification of the same (...)
  17. History, Religion, and Spiritual Democracy: Essays in Honor of Joseph L. Blau.Joseph L. Blau & Maurice Wohlgelernter (eds.) - 1980 - Columbia University Press.
  18. Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth.Robert Alan Segal (ed.) - 1996 - Garland.
  19. Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology.R. Douglas Geivett & Brendan Sweetman (eds.) - 1992 - Oxford University Press.
    This unique textbook--the first to offer balanced, comprehensive coverage of all major perspectives on the rational justification of religious belief--includes twenty-four key papers by some of the world's leading philosophers of religion. Arranged in six sections, each representing a major approach to religious epistemology, the book begins with papers by noted atheists, setting the stage for the main theistic responses--Wittgensteinian Fideism, Reformed epistemology, natural theology, prudential accounts of religious beliefs, and rational belief based in religious experience--in each case offering a (...)
  20. Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Robin Le Poidevin - 1996 - Routledge.
    Arguing for Atheism introduces a wide range of topics in the philosophy of religion and metaphysics. Robin Le Poidevin does not simply defend a denial of God's existence; he presents instead a way of intepreting religious discourse which allows us to make sense of the role of religion in our spiritual and moral lives. Ideal as a textbook for university courses in the philosophy of religion and metaphysics, Arguing for Atheism is also designed to be accessible, in its style and (...)
  21. Structure and Creativity in Religion: Hermeneutics in Mircea Eliade's Phenomenology and New Directions ; Foreword by Mircea Eliade.Douglas Allen - 1978 - Mouton.
  22. Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism.Stephanie Kaza & Kenneth Kraft (eds.) - 2000 - Shambhala Publications.
    A comprehensive collection of classic texts, contemporary interpretations, guidelines for activists, issue-specific information, and materials for environmentally-oriented religious practice. Sources and contributors include Basho, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, Chogyam Trungpa, Gretel Ehrlich, Peter Mathiessen, Helen Tworkov (editor of Tricycle ), and Philip Glass.
  23. Religion in Psychodynamic Perspective: The Contributions of Paul W. Pruyser.Paul W. Pruyser - 1991 - Oxford University Press.
    At his death in 1987, Paul W. Pruyser of the Menninger Foundation was widely recognized as one of America's foremost authorities on the psychology of religion. His book A Dynamic Psychology of Religion set the stage for creative dialogue on the subject. In this volume, two leading practitioners in the field present a compilation of Pruyser's seminal articles, providing an overview of the major themes in Pruyser's thought. Newton Malony and Bernard Spilka evaluate Pruyser's viewpoint and suggest how his position (...)
  24. Surviving Death.Mark Johnston - 2010 - Princeton University Press.
  25. Making Sense of Your Freedom: Philosophy for the Perplexed.James W. Felt - 1994 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    Written for general readers and students, this book provides an accessible and brief metaphysical defense of freedom. James W. Felt, S.J., invites his audience to consider that we are responsible for what we do precisely because we do it freely. His perspective runs counter to the philosophers who argue that the freedom humans feel in their actions is merely an illusion. Felt argues in detail that there are no compelling reasons for thinking we are not free, and very strong ones (...)
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  26. The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader.Graham Ward (ed.) - 1997 - Blackwell.
    Arguing for a new direction in postmodern theological thinking, away from the liberalism and nihilism of those who name themselves postmodern theologians, the ...
  27. Fifty Years of Philosophy of Religion: A Select Bibliography, 1955-2005.Andy F. Sanders - 2007 - Brill.
    The bibliography lists about 10.000 titles of monographs, collections and articles in the field of the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology that ...
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  28. Religion & the Order of Nature.Seyyed Hossein Nasr - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. In this book, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if not actually caused, by the reductionist view of nature that has been advanced by modern secular science. What is needed, he believes, is the recovery of the truth to which the great, enduring religions all attest; namely that nature is sacred. Nasr traces the historical process (...)
  29. God's Rational Warriors: The Rationality of Faith Considered.Marion Ledwig - 2008 - Ontos Verlag.
    This book stands in the tradition of philosophers who advance the rationality of faith. Yet, this book goes beyond their accounts, for it not only defends the view that faith can be termed rational, but it also considers the different senses in which faith can be termed rational. While this book advances the idea that faith as a general category can be termed rational, it does not investigate in a detailed way whether there are arguments for the rationality of particular (...)
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  30. Religion as Communication: God's Talk.Enzo Pace - 2011 - Ashgate.
    Introduction -- Religion as communication -- Religion and sense -- From capacity of improvisation to belief system -- Spirit and order -- Conclusion.
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  31. Worship and Ethics: A Study in Rabbinic Judaism.Max Kadushin - 1978 - Greenwood Press.
    CHAPTER I Introduction A. RABBINIC WORSHIP AND HALAKAH Rabbinic worship is personal experience and yet it is governed by Halakah, law. ...
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  32. Jaina Philosophy and Religion. Nyāyavijaya - 1998 - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Bhogilal Lehar Chand Institute of Indology & Mahattara Sadhvi Shree Mrigavatiji Foundation.
  33. Sustainable Diplomacy: Ecology, Religion, and Ethics in Muslim-Christian Relations.David J. Wellman - 2004 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Drawing on the disciplines of Islamic and Christian Ethics, International Affairs, Environmental Science, History and Anthropology, Sustainable Diplomacy: Ecology, Religion and Ethics in Muslim-Christian Relations is a highly constructive work. Set in the context of modern Moroccan-Spanish relations, this text is a direct critique of realism as it is practiced in modern diplomacy. Proposing a new eco-centric approach to relations between nation-states and bioregions, Wellman presents the case for Ecological Realism, an undergirding philosophy for conducting a diplomacy that values the (...)
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  34. Islam and War: A Study in Comparative Ethics.John Kelsay - 1993 - Westminster/John Knox Press.
    This book explores these questions and addresses the lack of comparative perspectives on the ethics of war, particularly with respect to Islam.
  35. Philosophy of the Buddha: An Introduction.Christopher Gowans - 2003 - Routledge.
    Philosophy of the Buddha is a philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma , rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, non-attachment, and Nibbâna . The book includes an account of the life of the Buddha as well as comparisons of his teaching with practical and theoretical aspects of some Western philosophical outlooks, both ancient and modern. Most distinctively, (...)
  36. Evolution and Creationism: A Documentary and Reference Guide.Christian C. Young - 2007 - Greenwood Press.
    In early pre Edwards drafts of Pandas, the term “creation” was defined as “various forms of life that began abruptly through an intelligent agency with their distinctive features intact—fish with fins and scales, birds with feathers, beaks, and wings ...
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  37. Does God Exist?: The Debate Between Theists & Atheists.James Porter Moreland - 1990 - Prometheus Books.
  38. The Puzzle of God.Peter Vardy - 1995 - M.E. Sharpe.
  39. Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions.David Benatar (ed.) - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Introduction -- Part I: The meaning of life -- Richard Taylor, The meaning of life -- Thomas Nagel, The absurd -- Richard Hare, Nothing matters -- W.D. Joske, Philosophy and the meaning of life -- Robert Nozick, Philosophy and the meaning of life -- David Schmidtz, The meanings of life -- Part II: Creating people -- Derek Parfit, Whether causing someone to exist can benefit this person -- John Leslie, Why not let life ecome extinct? -- James Lenman, On becoming (...)
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  40. Philosophy and Biblical Interpretation: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Conflict.Peter Addinall - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    This study explores the nature of the conflict between science and religion. It shows through a detailed examination of this conflict as it was manifested in nineteenth century Britain that it is a fallacy that religion and science can co-exist in mutual harmony, since the legacy of their conflict in the past century has been inherited by this century, greatly to the detriment of religious belief. It is the author's contention that a return to the essentials of Kant's critical philosophy (...)
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  41. Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity.Robert McKim - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    This study looks at two central religious issues--the religious ambiguity of the world and the diversity of faiths--and probes their implications for religious beliefs. Author Robert McKim offers a self-critical, open, and tentative approach to beliefs about religious matters.
  42. The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers (and Everyone in Between).John R. Shook - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    The God Debates presents a comprehensive, non-technical survey of the quest for knowledge of God, allowing readers to participate in a debate about the ...
  43. Voice of Life: Traditional Thought and Modern Science.Baidyanath Saraswati (ed.) - 2006 - D.K. Printworld in Association with N.K. Bose Memorial Foundation, Varanasi.
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  44. Speaking of a Personal God: An Essay in Philosophical Theology.Vincent Brümmer - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    This short work shows how systematic theology is itself a philosophical enterprise. After analyzing the nature of philosophical enquiry and its relation to systematic theology, and after explaining how theology requires that we talk about God, Vincent BrU;mmer illustrates how philosophical analysis can help in dealing with various conceptual problems involved in the fundamental Christian claim that God is a personal being with whom we may live in a personal relationship.
  45. When Science and Christianity Meet.David C. Lindberg & Ronald L. Numbers (eds.) - 2003 - University of Chicago Press.
    This book, in language accessible to the general reader, investigates twelve of the most notorious, most interesting, and most instructive episodes involving the interaction between science and Christianity, aiming to tell each story in its historical specificity and local particularity. Among the events treated in When Science and Christianity Meet are the Galileo affair, the seventeenth-century clockwork universe, Noah's ark and flood in the development of natural history, struggles over Darwinian evolution, debates about the origin of the human species, and (...)
  46. Death and Eternal Life.John Hick - 1976 - London: Collins.
    In this cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study, John Hick draws upon major world religions, as well as biology, psychology, parapsychology, anthropology, and ...
  47. New Perspectives on Old-Time Religion.George N. Schlesinger - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    This book explores recently opened avenues in logic and philosophical analysis to offer new perspectives on time-honored religious beliefs. Topics covered include the nature of divine attributes, the implications of divine benevolence and divine justice, arguments in support of theism and atheism, and religion and morality.
  48. God?: A Debate Between a Christian and an Atheist.William Lane Craig - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    The question of whether or not God exists is endlessly fascinating and profoundly important. Now two articulate spokesmen--one a Christian, the other an atheist--duel over God's existence in a lively and illuminating battle of ideas. In God?, William Lane Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong bring to the printed page two debates they held before live audiences, preserving all the wit, clarity, and immediacy of their public exchanges. With none of the opaque discourse of academic logicians and divinity-school theologians, the authors make (...)
  49. On Religion.John Caputo - 2001 - Routledge.
    John D. Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book. Compelling questions come up along the way: 'What do I love when I love my God?' and 'What can Star Wars tell us about the contemporary use of religion?' Why is religion for many a source of moral guidance in a postmodern, nihilistic age? Is it possible to have 'religion without religion'? Drawing on contemporary images of religion, such as Robert Duvall's film _The Apostle_, Caputo also (...)
  50. The Religious.John D. Caputo (ed.) - 2001 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Religious_ offers landmark texts from Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, and Irigaray, excerpts from the famous debate between Jean-Luc Marion and Dominique Janicaud, and ten original selections, some of which include coverage of feminist theology.
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