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4.0 out of 5 stars An informative collection of debates...., December 17, 2005
This review is from: Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion (Paperback)
'Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Religion' is an excellent collection of certain debates in the philosophy of religion. It also presents the field from a very adversarial standpoint. In short, its an excellent introduction to what some philosophers of religion are interested in. Some of the arguments are quite technical and very well done, while one cannot help but wonder why some of the 'debates' were chosen for inclusion over others (is it really still worth debating whether or not prayers are answered or whether divine command theory is true?) In short, while this is a book of 'debates' it is also very one-sided when it comes to approaching the field. I recommend it to those interested in philosophy of religion, but I would also suggest looking at 'The Religious' ed. John Caputo (also from Blackwell) for a glimpse of a completely different approach that focuses more on what it means to be religious. There is far more to this fascinating field than the logical debates presented in this collection. Nevertheless, it is a useful collection of arguments and any student of philosophy or anyone interested in the field would do well to become familiar with them.
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