Contemporary Philosophy of Religion
February 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
2. Religious Practices and Pictures of Reality.
3. Divine Power.
4. Materialism, Positivism, and God.
5. Divine Intelligence and the Structure of the Cosmos.
6. The Transcendence of the Sacred.
7. God, Values, and Pluralism.
8. Evidence, Experience, and God.
9. The Problem of Evil and the Prospects of Good.
10. Theism and Naturalism.
* Highlights the ethical and social dimensions of religious beliefs.
* Provides extensive resources to enable students to enter the field.
* Many suggested topics at the end of each chapter stimulate further reflection.
"Taliafero’s book combines a staggering breadth of
research with a careful attention to organization and development
the result is an extremely helpful map of the conceptual landscape
in contemporary philosophy of religion." Patricia Sayre, Saint
"Taliafero has written a lively, engaging introduction to
contemporary philosophy of religion. It combines current
‘front-burner’ issues with a solid background of
traditional themes, and incorporates welcome attention to
non-Western religious traditions." William Hasker, Huntington
"Taliafero provides and open-minded and stimulating introduction
which will encourage readers to form their own views about some of
the deepest issues confronting human beings." Roger Trigg,
University of Warwick
"While he places at the center of the book the philosophical articulation of theism and theistic themes, author Taliafero develops these themes in conversation with four other living world religion, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, an Buddhism, and with various atheistic or agnostic challenges to them. This is first-rate book and will be useful in the classroom." Michael Beaty, Baylor University