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Cosmological Fine-Tuning Arguments: What (if Anything) Should We Infer from the Fine-Tuning of Our Universe for Life?

Cosmological Fine-Tuning Arguments: What (if Anything) Should We Infer from the Fine-Tuning of Our Universe for Life?

1st Edition

Jason Waller
September 10, 2019

If the physical constants, initial conditions, or laws of nature in our universe had been even slightly different, then the evolution of life would have been impossible. This observation has led many philosophers and scientists to ask the natural next question: why is our universe so "fine-tuned"...

The Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals

The Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals

1st Edition

Blake Hereth, Kevin Timpe
September 04, 2019

Contemporary research in philosophy of religion is dominated by traditional problems such as the nature of evil, arguments against theism, issues of foreknowledge and freedom, the divine attributes, and religious pluralism. This volume instead focuses on unrepresented and underrepresented issues in...

Philosophical Approaches to the Devil

Philosophical Approaches to the Devil

1st Edition

Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp
January 23, 2019

This collection brings together new papers addressing the philosophical challenges that the concept of a Devil presents, bringing philosophical rigor to treatments of the Devil. Contributors approach the idea of the Devil from a variety of philosophical traditions, methodologies, and styles,...

Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science

Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science

1st Edition

Gregory W. Dawes
January 17, 2019

For more than 30 years, historians have rejected what they call the ‘warfare thesis’ – the idea that there is an inevitable conflict between religion and science – insisting that scientists and believers can live in harmony. This book disagrees. Taking as its starting point the most famous of all...

Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account

Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account

1st Edition

Kevin Jung
December 05, 2018

Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality goes against the grain of various postmodern approaches to morality in contemporary religious ethics. In this book, Jung seeks to provide a new framework in which the nature of common Christian moral beliefs and practices can be given a new meaning. He...

Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism

Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism

1st Edition

Benjamin H. Arbour
September 17, 2018

This new collection of philosophically rigorous essays critiques the interpretation of divine omniscience known as open theism, focusing primarily on philosophically motivated open theism and positing arguments that reject divine knowledge of future contingents in the face of the dilemma of freedom...

Religious Ethics and Constructivism: A Metaethical Inquiry

Religious Ethics and Constructivism: A Metaethical Inquiry

1st Edition

Kevin Jung
April 11, 2018

In metaethics, there is a divide between those who believe that there exist moral facts independently of human interests and attitudes (i.e., moral realists) and those who don’t (i.e., antirealists). In the last half century, the field of religious ethics has been inundated with various antirealist...

Does God Matter?: Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism

Does God Matter?: Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism

1st Edition

Klaas Kraay
December 15, 2017

Does God Matter? features eleven original essays written by prominent philosophers of religion that address this very important, yet surprisingly neglected, question. One natural way to approach this question is to seek to understand what difference God’s existence would—or does—make to the value...

Systematic Atheology: Atheism’s Reasoning with Theology

Systematic Atheology: Atheism’s Reasoning with Theology

1st Edition

John R. Shook
December 06, 2017

Atheology is the intellectual effort to understand atheism, defend the reasonableness of unbelief, and support nonbelievers in their encounters with religion. This book presents a historical overview of the development of atheology from ancient thought to the present day. It offers in-depth...

God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives

God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives

1st Edition

Klaas Kraay
June 16, 2017

In recent decades, scientific theories have postulated the existence of many universes beyond our own. The details and implications of these theories are hotly contested. Some philosophers argue that these scientific models count against the existence of God. Others, however, argue that if God...

Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion

Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion

1st Edition

Louise Hickman
May 18, 2017

Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism identifies an ethically and politically engaged philosophy of religion in eighteenth century Rational Dissent, particularly in the work of Richard Price (1723-1791), and in the radical thought of Mary Wollstonecraft. It traces their...

Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

1st Edition

Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp
April 14, 2017

In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving...

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