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Reason and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

By David BruceBasinger
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Book Details
  • Author: David BruceBasinger
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1990-10-04
  • Edition: First Thus
A favorite at a wide range of colleges and universities nation-wide, this comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion examines all the standard topics as well as new issues such as Reformed epistemology, the philosophical analysis of theological doctrine, and the Kalamcosmological argument. Special attention is given to important subjects not often considered in other introductions, such as process theism, religious pluralism, and the relation of religion and morality. Each chapter begins with a concrete example or situation to draw students into thinking aboutthe particular issue and to encourage them to come to their own conclusions. Each chapter includes study questions and a list of suggested readings. Focusing mainly on issues surrounding classical theism, the book also deals where helpful with issues related specifically to Judeo-Christian theismand to non-Western traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, making it especially well-rounded.