Philosophy: Religion, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Donald M. Borchert
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  • ISBN-10: 0028663446
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663449
  • DDC: 210
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 494 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released March 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Philosophy: Religion is composed of twenty-five chapters covering such topics as miracles, evil, theism, science and religion, dualism, resurrection, reincarnation, near-death experience, and religious terrorism. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • The volume combines features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
  • The interdisciplinary nature provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
  • Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study; their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
  • Photos and line art illuminate the text.
  • Each chapter contains a bibliography of sources referenced and suggestions for further exploration.



  • Donald M. Borchert

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663357 | ISBN-13: 9780028663357

Table of Contents

The Omni Attributes: Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omnisubjectivity.
Attributes of God: Goodness, Hiddenness, Everlastingness.
Divine Action.
The Ontological Arguments.
The Cosmological Argument.
The Teleological Argument.
The Moral Argument.
The Wager Argument.
Miracles as Evidence for the Existence of God.
Religious Experience as Evidence for the Existence of God.
The Problem of Evil.
Theism and the Sociobiological Account of Religion.
Science and Religion.
Alternatives to Theism.
Problems in Religious Language.
The Case for Dualism.
The Case for Resurrection.
The Case for Reincarnation.
Near Death Experience and the Case for Postdeath Survival.
The Cases For and Against Postdeath Survival.
Feminist Philosophy of Religion.
Religious Pluralism.
Theism and Ethics.
Religious Terrorism.
Religion and the Meaning of Life.