Rowe's respected text-a classic, concise introduction to the central issues in the philosophy of religion-helps acquaint your students with the current state of the debate in philosophy of religion and familiarizes them with the issues that will concern philosophers of religion in the future. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION, Fourth Edition features a classic treatment of the traditional proofs for the existence of God. While theistic religions emphasize the importance of faith, they have long held that basic religious truths can also be justified in the court of reason. Rowe helps students discover the important role of reason in evaluating the essential claims of faith. Additionally, the book discusses the standard arguments in philosophy of religion in sufficient detail, to help students understand their power and complexity.
Table of Contents
1. The Idea of God.
2. The Cosmological Argument.
3. The Ontological Argument.
4. The Design Argument (Old and New).
5. Religious and Mystical Experience.
6. Faith and Reason.
7. The Problem of Evil.
8. Miracles and the Modern World View.
9. Life After Death.
10. Predestination, Divine Foreknowledge, and Human Freedom.
11. Many Religions.
For Further Reading.