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Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology Paperback – May 7, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0534543648 ISBN-10: 0534543642 Edition: 4th

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 4 edition (May 7, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534543642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534543648
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Louis Pojman attended Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, from which he received a M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion. In 1969 he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and in 1970 a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997. His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Mississippi, where for three years he served as the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995 he accepted an offer to become Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was a Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University. The author or editor of over 30 books and 80 articles, Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). Louis Pojman passed away in 2005.

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Lewis Vaughn is the former editor of Free Inquiry magazine and the former executive editor of the philosophy journal Philo. The late Louis P. Pojman was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 26, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Pojman covers all the essential arguments from both theist and atheists. He covers the traditional arguments in great detail, the argument from religious experience, the problem of evil, the attributes of God, miracles and revelation, death and immorality, faith and reason, and religion and ethics. Essays are used from all the great minds in the history of philosophy - Aquinas, Anselm, Augustine, Plato, Hume, Kant, Plantinga, Leibniz, Hick, Swineburne, Mackie, Russell, Flew, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, Pascal, etc. If you are a serious student of the Philosophy of Religion then you should NOT be without this volume. It would be a great addition to anyones philosophical collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I am an undergraduate, and I have to say, a found this to be an excellent collection of essays. It covers theism and atheism, and the breadth of philosophers it covers is almost overwhelming. It has works from Plato, Kierkegaard and more recent philosophers such as Mackie.
I did think that Pojman's comments and essays were well done and very useful, both for study and otherwise. From a student who is genuinely concerned with the question of religeon, I would like to thank Pojman for this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gretchen Koch on May 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This IS a wonderful anthology...but for the amount of money you would pay for it in hardbound edition, it would probably be a better investment to find another anthology or locate volumes on philosophers separately. Pojman does a masterful job selecting essays for each section and summarizing their arguments, but his own arguments which are interspersed throughout the anthology do little more than paraphrase arguments which have already been given. My advice: get a couple of collections of works by John Hick, Alvin Plantinga, and William Rowe, as well as a collection of essays by Augustine and Aquinas, and go it on your own...or seek out a more reasonably priced anthology. This one is better suited for a college student as an alternative to a pricey bundle of books. A wonderful introduction to the field of philosophy of religion in the end, however.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Nas on September 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
Most people think that at first it is a book comparing various Religions philosophies, this is a misconception. It is a book which discusses the reasons for belief, or disbelief, of various aspects of Religious Thought. Such subjects include: the existence of the big G, the immortality of the human soul, the problem of evil, cosmological arguments, and other various point-counterpoints. To tell you the truth, whether you are a believer or disbeliever a person should be aware of these arguments by reason so they may be more clear as to what they really believe. If you have a class with this book I reccomend looking more into the text than the teacher even assigns, this is one that I myself will keep.
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By Miguel the Texan Bat on March 7, 2013
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Using for my philosophy of religion class but is also a great read on down time also. Make sure you have a background in philosophy before reading this
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