40% off Popular Science books & eBooks—Save on general interest titles now!

Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life

The Future of the Philosophy of Religion

Editors: Eckel, M. David, Speight, C. Allen, DuJardin, Troy (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Aids rethinking the philosophy of religion through discourse from both philosophical and religious studies 
  • Presents work from both analytic and continental philosophical viewpoints and styles
  • Brings key scholars into conversation with each other for the first time
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44606-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44605-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This collection of essays on the philosophy of religion and its future brings together accomplished thinkers across several related fields, from comparative philosophy to analytic and continental philosophy of religion and beyond. Contributing authors address pressing questions including: Where does philosophy stand in relation to religion and the study of religion in the 21st century? How ought the philosophy of religion to interact with religious studies and theology to make for fruitful interdisciplinary engagement? And what does philosophy uniquely have to offer to the broad discourse on religion in the modern world? Through exploring these questions and more, the authors’ goal is not that of meeting the philosophical future, but of forging it.

Readers will enter a vivid conversation through engaging essays which demonstrate the importance of disciplinary openness and show that we do not need to sacrifice depth in order to achieve breadth. Modernity and postmodernity come together in a constantly evolving discussion that moves the philosophy of religion forward, while keeping an eye toward the experience accumulated in past centuries.

This book will interest students of philosophy, theology, religious studies, and other fields that wonder about the place of philosophy and religion in today’s world. It also has much to offer advanced scholars in these fields, through its breadth and forward thinking.

About the authors

Malcolm David Eckel is Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University. He has received the Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence (1998), and has served as Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities (2002-5), as well as Assistant Dean and Director of the Core Curriculum. He also has served on the Visiting Committees of Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Asian Art in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

C. Allen Speight is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Boston University, and has been a Fulbright Professor at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (2012), Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin (2003), a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, 1990), and a Fulbright Scholar at the Hegel Archive of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (1991-92).

Troy DuJardin has served as Assistant Director in the Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion since 2015. He has also served as a writing fellow in the Boston University Core Curriculum, a teaching fellow in religious studies, and an instructor in philosophy.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44606-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44605-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of the Philosophy of Religion
Editors
  • M. David Eckel
  • C. Allen Speight
  • Troy DuJardin
Series Title
Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44606-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44606-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44605-5
Series ISSN
2352-8206
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 281
Topics