Philosophy of Religion: A Beginner's Guide

Philosophy of Religion A Beginner s Guide A much needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject Isaac Asimov said that whatever the tortures of hell I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse Such quandaries are the bre

  • Title: Philosophy of Religion: A Beginner's Guide
  • Author: Charles Taliaferro
  • ISBN: 9781851686506
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • A much needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject.Isaac Asimov said that whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn t lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, thisA much needed introductory level book on this widely studied subject.Isaac Asimov said that whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn t lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, this fascinating branch of philosophy is concerned with arguments for and against religion, and what form an immortal god or gods would take if in existence.Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy from the reader, Taliaferro provides a clear exploration of the discipline, introducing a wide range of philosophers and covering the topics of morality and religion, evil, the afterlife, prayer, and miracles Also containing sections dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism and the Eastern religions, this helpful primer is perfect for students or the general reader.
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    • Choong Chiat says:

      Although I may be mistaken but it would seem to me that in this introduction to the philosophy of religion, the author appears to be of a stance that favours theism, particularly that of a Judeo-Christian variant.I say the above because of the format the author chose to present information in the book. The format is as follows.First, arguments in favour of theism are presented.Then, counter-arguments or objections to the above are presented.Finally, supposed possible replies to the above counter [...]

    • Brendan says:

      I used this as a textbook for a introductory course in the philosophy of religion. Given its price (it is *much* cheaper than many of its competitors) and breadth (it touches on many "major" issues in canonical philosophy of religion), I may well adopt it again in the future. However, I also had some reservations about it, and my hope is that the book will improve in future editions:1. The book has chapters on definitional issues concerning philosophy/religion, the concept of God, arguments for [...]

    • Jonathan B says:

      This is an almost perfect survey of the field. My only disappointment was with his shallow treatment of homosexuality in the last section of the book. The method Taliaferro suggests could be used to justify almost anything, so long as whatever the contemporary cultural understanding of "love" is is uncritically adopted. How such an otherwise perceptive thinker could fail to recognize that there might be a disconnect between the Biblical view of love and what it means for God to be loving and our [...]

    • John Martindale says:

      I do appreciate the author, Taliaferro is someone who obviously loves the subject at hand and is extremely knowledgeable. The book covered a wider variety of theories, objections and responses than I've encountered elsewhere. Perhaps it was precisely because he touched on more than most would, that I was disappointed that he made no mention to some of the perspectives that I think best deal with various religious conundrums. For example, Gregory Boyd, I think has constructed the most satisfactor [...]

    • Shishir says:

      Big questions of Religion discussed in context of five Religions; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, (Abrahamic) and the Eastern, Hinduism and Buddhism. Discussions and debated points include existence (life and thereafter) experience of God, ultimate reality, morality and even politics. I found the read thought provoking; However it was rather heavy with selective and circular arguments making it a clunky read.

    • Emily says:

      Overall, I enjoyed this book. I definitely skimmed some of the parts that were a little too dense and existential for me, but I really enjoyed the parts about moral relativity, religion in ethics and politics, and the theory of religious exclusivism vs inclusivism.

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