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In over 75 newly-commissioned essays, this outstanding volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Written by many of today's leading figures, the volume surveys philosophical issues in the religions of the world, philosophical thought about religion in Western history, and important currents in twentieth-century philosophy of religion.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 672
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0631213287
ISBN-13: 9780631213284
Series: Blackwell Companions to Religion

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Publisher's Description

In over 78 newly-commissioned essays, this outstanding volumeprovides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the philosophyof religion.

Written by many of today's leading figures, the volume surveysphilosophical issues in the religions of the world, philosophicalthought about religion in Western history, and important currentsin twentieth-century philosophy of religion.

Author Bio

Philip L. Quinn is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophyat the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was previouslyWilliam Herbert Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at BrownUniversity, Rhode Island. He is author of Divine Commands andMoral Requirements (1978), and of numerous articles inphilosophy of religion, philosophy of science, theoretical physics,religious ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, value theory,political philosophy, and philosophy and literature. He has servedas editor of the journal Faith and Philosophy (1990-5); asPresident of the Central Division of the American PhilosophicalAssociation (1994-5); and as Chair of the National Board ofOfficers of the American Philosophical Association (1995-9).

Charles Taliaferro is Associate Professor of Philosophyat St Olaf College, Minnesota. He was Visiting Scholar at OrielCollege, Oxford, and has taught at Brown University, the Universityof Massachusetts, and the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He isthe author of Consciousness and the Mind of God (1994) andContemporary Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell Publishers,1997), and numerous papers in philosophy of religion, metaphysics,and ethics.

Editorial Reviews

"I must congratulate the editors on the volume. It is verycomprehensive - bringing in the different religious traditions ofthe world and their philosophies, the history of the philosophy ofreligion, and some of its most modern developments. I think it hasgot the balance of its articles exactly right, focusing on themodern detailed analytic work, but not neglecting the widerperspective. It is very readable, and the various articles willserve as useful introductions to topics for students; it is a veryvaluable resource." Professor Swinburne, Oriel College,University of Oxford

<!--end-->"A superb collection! The topics are just right:from the religions of the world and currents in recent philosophyof religion to the theistic conception of God and the justificationof theistic belief. The writing is authoritative, but also livelyand stimulating. The book will be a valuable reference resource foryears to come." Robert L. Arrington, Georgia StateUniversity

"Blackwell's Companions to Philosophy have alreadyestablished themselves as up-to-date and reliable guides to thecentral fields within the discipline. This present volume which,offers a remarkably wide-ranging survey of philosophy of religionand philosophical theology in crisp and manageable essays byacknowledged authorities, is no exception." The Tablet

"Philip L. Quinn and Charles Taliaferro are to be commended forputting together an excellent resource in philosophy of religion.This is indeed a 'companion', for here one finds wise guides to thestudy of key issues in the philosophy of religion. This is a volumeto refer to again and again. Essay after essay provides food forthought and additions to one's reading list." Paul Reasoner,Bethel Collage

"Another fine addition to the Blackwell Companions of Philosophyseries has been published. I consider it a gold mine!" TheReview of Metaphysics

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