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Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion


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Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1901 and 1991, Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion offers a selection of outstanding scholarship covering many aspects of philosophical enquiry into belief and faith. Topics include the history of atheism, natural religion, Christian ethics and the human soul. Some books look specifically at philosophers such as Hobbes, Plato, Kant, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard and Pascal. From classic works by Edward Westermarck, John Laird and G.D. Hicks to more recent investigations, this set contains important works by the likes of D.Z. Phillips, Frederick Ferré and A.C. Ewing making it an essential collection of these previously out-of-print works in a key subject.

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David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion In Focus

David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion In Focus

1st Edition

Stanley Tweyman
February 27, 2017

Based on the original handwritten manuscript, this book provides a new, accurate edition of Hume’s important work, faithful to his original text, marginal notes, and changes. Stanley Tweyman’s comprehensive introduction gives an interpretation of the Dialogues as a whole, as well as close analysis...

Faith Without Dogma: In Quest of Meaning

Faith Without Dogma: In Quest of Meaning

1st Edition

Margaret Isherwood
February 27, 2017

Life is a constant search for meaning, and reflective minds need to find deeper and more comprehensive meaning than that normally proffered by the orthodox teaching of any creedal religion. When this book was initially published in 1964, religion had begun to recognize the importance of psychology...

Theism and Cosmology: Being the First Series of a Course of Gifford Lectures on the General Subject of Metaphysics and Theism given in the University of Glasgow in 1939

Theism and Cosmology: Being the First Series of a Course of Gifford Lectures on the General Subject of Metaphysics and Theism given in the University of Glasgow in 1939

1st Edition

John Laird
February 07, 2017

Theism is one of the major types of metaphysics and cosmology is the general theory of the whole wide world. Must the world have an over-worldly source, or any source? Would "space" crumble unless God perpetually sustained it by his brooding omnipresence? Is all power, properly understood, divine...

Humanity and Deity

Humanity and Deity

1st Edition

Wilbur Marshall Urban
November 18, 2016

This book is an attempt at a restatement of the traditional view of the relation of God to man. In opposition to humanism which proposes a religion of pure humanity, and to the theology of crisis which, so to speak, teaches a religion of pure Deity, it maintains a view of religion and theology...

Christianity and Morals

Christianity and Morals

1st Edition

Edward Alexander Westermarck
November 18, 2016

A thorough examination of many aspects of morality through the lens of Christianity, this book, originally published in 1939, is philosophical in its approach to assessing religion. It compares moral traditions of many world religions and describes their changes over time as well. Written...

Theology and Meaning: A Critique of Metatheological Scepticism

Theology and Meaning: A Critique of Metatheological Scepticism

1st Edition

Raeburne Seeley Heimbeck
October 19, 2016

What sense, if any, does it make to speak of God? This question, of such vital importance to religious commitment, occupies an important place in discussion among Anglo-American philosophers of religion whose orientation is logical analysis. ‘Metatheological scepticism’ is the view that denies the...

Theology as an Empirical Science

Theology as an Empirical Science

1st Edition

Douglas Clyde Macintosh
October 17, 2016

Investigating the question ‘can theology, description of the divine reality, be made truly scientific?’, this book addresses logic and human knowledge alongside experimental religion. An important philosophic work by a prolific theologian also known for his later court case regarding conscientious...

Religion and Theism: The Forwood Lectures Delivered at Liverpool University, 1933. Together with a Chapter on the Psychological Accounts of the Origin of Belief in God

Religion and Theism: The Forwood Lectures Delivered at Liverpool University, 1933. Together with a Chapter on the Psychological Accounts of the Origin of Belief in God

1st Edition

Clement C.J. Webb
October 17, 2016

Four lectures on the Philosophy of Religion are included in this compact book along with an extra chapter on the psychology of belief in God. In a search for an acceptable theism, the author examines religious faith and human personality via many theories and facets of thinking, referring to...

Reason, Truth and God

Reason, Truth and God

1st Edition

J. Renford Bambrough
October 11, 2016

Dealing with theological affirmations and philosophical reactions to them, this concise book presents insightful applications of modern general philosophy to religion. Originally published in 1969, the book investigates epistemological thinking first before turning to notions of assertion, belief,...

The Philosophical Bases of Theism

The Philosophical Bases of Theism

1st Edition

George Dawes Hicks
July 28, 2016

Excellently organised and written, this is a thorough examination of how philosophy interacts with religion. The chapters were originally presented as the Hibbert Lectures in 1931 at University College London and the University of Manchester. The texts are expanded and elaborated to present a...

Science, Reason and Religion

Science, Reason and Religion

1st Edition

Derek Stanesby
July 11, 2016

Philosophy matters. This is the message of this highly original inquiry into the relationship between science and religion. It is only when we examine the intellectual presuppositions on which science and religion are based, with regard to such fundamentals as truth, objectivity, and realism, that...

Faith and Logic: Oxford Essays in Philosophical Theology

Faith and Logic: Oxford Essays in Philosophical Theology

1st Edition

Basil Mitchell
June 09, 2016

When this book was originally published in 1957 there had been lively debates on the air and in the press about the bearing of modern philosophy upon Christianity, but there had been relatively little sustained discussion of the subject. This book of essays was the product of a small group of...

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