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The Philosophy of Religion

Edward R. Wierenga

ISBN: 978-1-405-10087-8 August 2016 Wiley-Blackwell 176 Pages


Philosophy of Religion is an engaging introduction to the main tenets of this fascinating subject, written clearly and with detailed enough explanation to be accessible to those new to the field, whilst providing original and challenging ideas to more experienced students.
  • The ideal introduction to this fascinating subject, providing a clear and  engaging entry point to the field
  • The book lucidly introduces the main issues in philosophy of religion and develops a rigorous yet accessible approach to evaluating positions on these issues
  • No previous exposure to philosophy is assumed, and more technical topics are introduced and explained before they are employed
  • Original ideas and new approaches to concepts within the book ensure that it is also relevant to those already familiar with the subject 
Preface viii

1 Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion 1

2 The Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence 10

3 The Ontological Argument 22

4 The Argument from Design 36

5 The Problem of Evil 50

6 Omnipotence 79

7 Omniscience, Foreknowledge, and Free Will 93

8 Divine Freedom and Moral Perfection 107

9 Miracles 119

10 The Evidentialist Objection: Clifford and James 131

11 The Evidentialist Objection and Foundationalism 143

References 159

Index 166