Contemporary Philosophy of Religion   -     By: Charles Taliaferro
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Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Wiley-Blackwell / 1998 / Hardcover

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Distinctive in its coverage of world religions, this volume emphasizes the social and ethical consequences of religious and political convictions and focuses on the current state of the field. Topics include the nature of religion, the relation of religious faith and evidence, alternative concepts of God, religious diversity and experience, and much more.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1557864489
ISBN-13: 9781557864482
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"Taliafero’s work is a major contribution. It shows masteryof the field, the capacity to think creatively within it, and andusual ability to write clear and engaging prose. This book willquickly become an indispensable teaching tool." Paul J.Griffiths, University of Chicago

"Taliafero’s book combines a staggering breadth ofresearch with a careful attention to organization and developmentthe result is an extremely helpful map of the conceptual landscapein contemporary philosophy of religion." Patricia Sayre, SaintMary’s College

"Taliafero has written a lively, engaging introduction tocontemporary philosophy of religion. It combines current‘front-burner’ issues with a solid background oftraditional themes, and incorporates welcome attention tonon-Western religious traditions." William Hasker, HuntingtonCollege

"Taliafero provides and open-minded and stimulating introductionwhich will encourage readers to form their own views about some ofthe deepest issues confronting human beings." Roger Trigg,University of Warwick

"While he places at the center of the book the philosophicalarticulation of theism and theistic themes, author Taliaferodevelops these themes in conversation with four other living worldreligion, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, an Buddhism, and with variousatheistic or agnostic challenges to them. This is first-rate bookand will be useful in the classroom." Michael Beaty, BaylorUniversity

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