Arguing About Religion
Edited by Kevin Timpe
Routledge – 2009 – 648 pages
Series: Arguing About Philosophy
Arguing About Religion is an ideal collection for students interested in contemporary philosophy of religion and related disciplines. This volume brings together primary readings from over 40 of the world’s leading philosophers of religion, covering a broad range of issues. Set alongside these works of academic philosophy are excerpts from controversial popular works by Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, in order to introduce the philosophical issues in a way that demonstrates their relevance to everyday life and sets them in the context of contemporary cultural discourse.
The volume is divided into 6 parts, helping the student get to grips with classic and core arguments. Topics covered include:
Featuring lucid general and section introductions and a glossary by volume editor Kevin Timpe, Arguing About Religion is an ideal starting point for students coming to philosophy of religion for the first time.
I. Methodological Issues in Philosophy of Religion
II. God’s Nature and Existence
III. Evil and Divine Hiddenness
IV. Providence and Interaction
V. The Afterlife
VI. Religion and Contemporary Life
Kevin Timpe is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. He is the author of Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives, and the editor of Metaphysics and God. His articles have appeared in Philosophical Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, Faith and Philosophy, and Religious Studies. He also serves as the philosophy of religion editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.