The themes of God, Mind and Knowledge are central to the philosophy of religion but they are now being taken up by professional philosophers who have not previously contributed to the field. This book is a collection of original essays by eminent and rising philosophers and it explores the boundaries between philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Its introduction will make it accessible to newcomers to the field, especially those approaching it from theology. Many of the book’s topics lie at the focal point of debates - instigated in part by the so-called New Atheists - in contemporary culture about whether it is rational to have religious beliefs, and the role these beliefs can or should play in the life of individuals and of society.
Dr Andrew Moore, is a Fellow of the Centre for Christianity and Culture at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford and has been a Member of the Theology Faculty since 2001. His publications on the borderlands of philosophy and theology include Realism and Christian Faith: God, Grammar, and Meaning (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Realism and Religion (ed., Ashgate, 2007) and articles in such journals as Religious Studies, Ars Disputandi, Modern Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Scottish Journal of Theology. He is Honorary Secretary of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.
’A very interesting and varied set of contributions to contemporary debates within the Philosophy of Religion.’ T.J. Mawson, Oxford University, UK ’This fine collection of papers from a religiously diverse and international group of philosophers provides a solid sample of the topics and themes in contemporary philosophy of religion. Including established and newer scholars, the anthology covers a variety of issues, from standard concerns about the epistemology of religion to newer reflections on cognitive science. Experts in the field and those newly interested in these topics will find much to learn from and ponder in its pages.’ Alan G. Padgett, Luther Seminary, USA