Studies in Philosophy and Religion

Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Editors: Long, Eugene Thomas (Ed.)

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This collection of original articles, written by leading contemporary European and American philosophers of religion, is presented in celebration of the publication of the fiftieth volume of the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
Following the Editor's Introduction, John Macquarrie, Adriaan Peperzak, and Hent de Vries take up central themes in continental philosophy of religion. Macquarrie analyzes postmodernism and its influence in philosophy and theology. Peperzak argues for a form of universality different from that of modern philosophy, and de Vries analyzes an intrinsic and structural relationship between religion and the media.
The next three essays discuss issues in analytic philosophy of religion. Philip Quinn argues that religious diversity reduces the epistemic status of exclusivism and makes it possible for a religious person to be justified while living within a pluralistic environment. William Wainwright plumbs the work of Jonathan Edwards in order to better understand debates concerning freedom, determinism, and the problem of evil, and William Hasker asks whether theological incompatibilism is less inimical to traditional theism than some have supposed.
Representing the Thomist tradition, Fergus Kerr challenges standard readings of Aquinas on the arguments for the existence of God. David Griffin analyzes the contributions of process philosophy to the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion.
Illustrating comparative approaches, Keith Ward argues that the Semitic and Indian traditions have developed a similar concept of God that should be revised in view of post-Enlightenment theories of the individual and the historical. Keith Yandell explores themes in the Indian metaphysical tradition and considers what account of persons is most in accord with reincarnation and karma doctrines. Feminist philosophy of religion is represented in Pamela Anderson's article, in which she argues for a gender-sensitive and more inclusive approach to the craving for infinitude.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Contemporary philosophy of religion: Issues and approaches

    Long, Eugene Thomas

    Pages 1-7

  • Postmodernism in philosophy of religion and theology

    Macquarrie, John

    Pages 9-27

  • Philosophy — religion — theology

    Peperzak, Adriaan

    Pages 29-39

  • Of miracles and special effects

    Vries, Hent de

    Pages 41-56

  • Religious diversity and religious toleration

    Quinn, Philip L.

    Pages 57-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion
Editors
  • Eugene Thomas Long
Series Title
Studies in Philosophy and Religion
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0516-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0516-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0167-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3894-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 217
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