7th Edition

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion

ISBN 9780205645190
Published September 12, 2016 by Routledge
352 Pages

USD $105.00

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Book Description

Exploring the Philosophy of Religion, 7th Edition, combines the best features of a text and a reader by offering clear analysis coupled with important primary-source readings.

Professor David Stewart called upon his 30-plus years of teaching experience to introduce students to the important study of philosophical issues raised by religion. Beginning students often find primary sources alone too difficult so this text offers primary source materials by a variety of significant philosophers—including a balanced blend of classical and contemporary authors—but the materials are supported by clearly written introductions, which better prepare students to understand the readings.

Table of Contents


1. The Varieties of Religious Experience

2. Religion and Life

3. Religion and Human Destiny

4. Arguments for God’s Existence

5. The Problem of Evil

6. Faith and Reason

7. Religion and Current Issues

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David Stewart received the Ph.D. from Rice University and has over thirty years experience teaching philosophy at Rice University, North Texas State University and Ohio University. In addition to Exploring the Philosophy of Religion, He is also co-author of Fundamentals of Philosophy (7th edition, Prentice Hall, 2010).