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Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith
IVP Academic / 2009 / Paperback
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The perennial classic by C. Stephen Evans Philosophy of Religion is now available in a thoroughly reworked and updated 2nd Edition. Joined by R. Zachary Manis, Evans provides a comprehensive introduction to Philosophy of Religion from a Christian perspective. Revamped topics include, the existence of God, faith, theodicy, and the Social, Natural, and Cognitive Sciences. New additions include treatments of theodicy, hell, anthropology, evidentialism, and Reformed epistemology. This time tested classic in its new form will continue to serve students and those who want to build a foundational understanding of these significant issues.
With over 40,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1982, Steve Evans's Philosophy of Religion has served many generations of students as a classic introduction to the philosophy of religion from a Christian perspective. Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed, and in this new edition Zach Manis joins Evans in a thorough revamping of arguments and information, while maintaining the qualities of clarity and brevity that made the first edition so appreciated. New material on divine foreknowledge and human freedom has been added as well as on Reformed epistemology. The discussions on science now cover new developments from cognitive psychology and naturalism as well as on the fine-tuning of the cosmos. The chapter on faith and reason has been expanded to include consideration of evidentialism. The problem of evil now forms its own new chapter and adds a discussion of the problem of hell. The standard features remain: a survey of the field, an examination of classical arguments for God's existence, and an exploration of contemporary challenges to theism from the social sciences and philosophy as well as the natural sciences. The meaning and significance of personal religious experience, revelation and miracles--all within the realm of contemporary religious pluralism--are likewise investigated. A classic introduction thoroughly updated and refreshed for today's student.
C. Stephen Evans (Ph.D., Yale) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Baylor University. He previously taught in the philosophy departments at Calvin College, St. Olaf College and Wheaton College. His publications include and R. Zachary Manis (Ph.D., Baylor University) is assistant professor of philosophy at Southwest Baptist University.
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