In 85 new and updated essays written by an outstanding cast of leading scholars and rising stars in the field, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to philosophy of religion.
This extensively revised second edition contains 22 ...
ontains 22 new entries combined with updated and reorganized material from the previous edition. Coverage of the challenges to theism, the justification of theistic belief, and the history of philosophy of religion has been expanded. An entirely new section, “Current Trends and New Directions,” contains 10 entries, including new essays on Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion, continental philosophy of religion, evidentialism, and philosophical reflection on mysticism.
Engagingly written in a style that appeals both to the non-specialist and to the professional philosopher, this volume provides a broad survey of the issues in the philosophy of religion and offers an invaluable reference resource which will be referred to again and again.
Charles Taliaferro is professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College and the author or editor of eleven books, including Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century (2005). He is on the editorial board of American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy Compass, Sophia, and Religious Studies, and has been a visiting scholar at NYU and Oxford, Princeton, and Columbia Universities.
Paul Draper is professor of philosophy at Purdue University and a former president of the Society for Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of the article “Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists” in Nous (1989) and the editor of God or Blind Nature? Philosophers Debate the Evidence (2007). He is editor of Philo: A Journal of Philosophy and serves on the editorial boards of International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Faith and Philosophy.
Philip L. Quinn (1940-2004) was John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He was author of Divine Commands and Moral Requirements (1978) and of numerous articles in philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, theoretical physics, religious ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, value theory, political philosophy, and philosophy and literature.