Introducing Philosophy of Religion by Chad Meister

By Chad Meister

Does God exist? What approximately evil and soreness? How does religion relate to technology? Is there lifestyles after loss of life? those questions fascinate all people and lie on the center of philosophy of faith. Chad Meister deals an up to date advent to the sphere, focussing not just on conventional debates but in addition on modern strategies reminiscent of the clever author. Key themes, akin to divine truth and the self and non secular adventure, are mentioned on the subject of diverse faiths. Introducing Philosophy of faith: • offers a lucid evaluation of latest philosophy of religion• introduces the foremost figures within the heritage of philosophy of faith • explores the influence of non secular variety and pluralism • examines the most arguments for and opposed to the lifestyles of God and the character of the divine • looks at technological know-how and problems with religion and cause • explores how different religions strategy the concept that of lifestyles after dying. The wealth of textbook gains, together with tables of crucial details, questions for mirrored image, summaries, word list and suggestions for additional analyzing make the ebook excellent for pupil use. in addition to its accompanying Reader, this can be the precise introductory package deal for undergraduate philosophy of faith classes. stopover at the book's better half site at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415403276. positive aspects comprise: An interactive thesaurus A timeline Powerpoint slides on all of the chapters bankruptcy outlines Lists of pursuits for examine

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And Kevin Meeker, eds. (2000) The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity. New York: Oxford University Press. ) Runzo, Joseph (2001) Global Philosophy of Religion: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Oneworld. ) Smith, Huston (1991) The World’s Religions. San Francisco, CA: Harper. , The Philosophy of Religion Reader. London: Routledge.

This view is known as fideism, and will be discussed in Chapter 8. 11 religious inclusivism and exclusivism The justice objection It is sometimes argued that exclusivists are committed to a position which is unjust. The problem is multifaceted, but one aspect of it is that there are billions of people, currently and historically, completely unaware of religions beyond their own. For the exclusivist, they are held morally and/or epistemically responsible for affirming religious truths of which they are not even aware.

Nagarjuna, for example, utilized the rules of logic only to demonstrate why no logical system can ultimately be rationally affirmed. 35 However, it is not clear what is meant by the statement that reality transcends logical conception, or that logic does not apply to religious truth-claims. One must use logical concepts and rational principles of thought to even comprehend these statements themselves. Furthermore, it seems that whatever religious system one adheres to (be it the Madhyamika school or otherwise), he or she utilizes reason and logic in virtually every other area of life.

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