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

Michael Peterson , William Hasker , Bruce Reichenbach , David Basinger
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October 4, 1990 0195061551 978-0195061550
The authors use the methods of current analytical philosophy to help the student to rationalize the main philosophical problems involved in a theistic understanding of God and the world. The chapters examine the important classical and contemporary problems, present the ideas of major philosophers, offer critiques (sometimes offering and defending new positions), and indicate some fruitful directions for further investigation.

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"An excellent introduction to the philosophy of religion. My students and I had lively discussions as we read through the book. Thanks!"--Prakash Cheajen, Southern Oregon State College

"Comprehensive. Thorough. Well-structured."--Roman Gerrison, Buena Vista College

"The text has served as an excellent introduction to the field. Readable for the first time freshman, foundational for class room lectures and discussion--the book has served my purposes well."--Douglas Low, Oakland City College

"This comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of religion is warmly to be welcomed....This book will acquaint believers with the implications, of, and the challenges to, their faith; and it will serve the authors' objective of assisting others to understand 'the multitidue of important issues to which religious faith gives rise.'"--Philosophical Studies

"This excellent textbook makes some of the best recent work in philosophy of religion easily accessible to undergraduates without prior training in philosophy."--Philip L. Quinn, University of Notre Dame

"A very good introduction....The best of its kind."--Andrew Jeffery, University of Washington

"Comprehensive, precise, and engaging introduction to the issues. Gives students a necessary grounding to what otherwise would seem terribly abstract."--T.J. Mashburn, Mobile College

"A very good introduction to the philosophy of religion, up-to-date and comprehensive."--William L. Power, University of Georgia

"Good choice of topics, good bibliographies. I will definitely adopt it."--Brian J. Shanley, OP, Providence College

"The authors...have written with great clarity and insight on fundamental issues in philosophy and religion...Combines the readability required for a textbook while making original contributions to the philosophy of religion, a rare and admirable combination."--Edward H. Madden, State University of New York, Buffalo

About the Author

Michael Peterson, Professor of Philosophy, Asbury College. William Hasker, Professor of Philosophy, Huntingdon College. Bruce Reichenbach, Professor of Philosophy, Augsburg College.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 4, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195061551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195061550
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,119,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars An extensive and Neotheist introduction October 20, 1997
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This books covers a very broad range of issues. It is not written in a technical but in an accessible way, making it a good introduction to the subject. For each topic it exemplifies some chosen aspects, but this leads to misrepresentations (e. g. of the Kalam argument).. It is written from a Neotheist and evolutionist perspective. To counterbalance its Neotheist emphasis, I would recommend reading "Creating God in the Image of Man" by Norman L Geisler.
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