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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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Faith after Foundationalism

Faith after Foundationalism

1st Edition

By D.Z. Phillips
February 29, 2016

Foundationalism is the view that philosophical propositions are of two kinds, those which need supporting evidence, and those which in themselves provide the evidence which renders them irrefutable. This book, originally published 1988, describes the battle between foundationalism, which ...

Heaven Wasn't His Destination The Philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach

Heaven Wasn't His Destination: The Philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach

1st Edition

By William B. Chamberlain
February 29, 2016

If forced to state Feuerbach’s philosophical genealogy, one would have to say that he was son of Hegel, father of Marx, and half-brother of Comte. In his own day he had many a celebratory and many a vilifier. His philosophy has received very little direct treatment in the English language. ...

Stoic, Christian and Humanist

Stoic, Christian and Humanist

1st Edition

By Gilbert Murray
February 29, 2016

This book collects together four essays by the very well-known academic Gilbert Murray that were first presented between 1914 and 1939. The author seeks to present a statement of his profound belief in ethics and disbelief in revelational religions. The philosophy of this great thinker is ...

The Philosophy of Religion in England and America

The Philosophy of Religion in England and America

1st Edition

By Alfred Caldecott
February 29, 2016

A classic in the area, originally published in 1901, this book is a survey of the past work in the field of philosophy of religion, a conspectus of literature and comparison of methods and theologies from the Reformation to the start of the twentieth century. The Introduction part of the volume ...

The Reality of the Mind St Augustine's Philosophical Arguments for the Human Soul as a Spiritual Substance

The Reality of the Mind: St Augustine's Philosophical Arguments for the Human Soul as a Spiritual Substance

1st Edition

By Ludger Hölscher
February 29, 2016

Among the various approaches to the question of the nature of the mind (or soul), Augustine’s philosophical arguments for the existence of an incorporeal and spiritual substance in man and against materialism are here thoroughly examined on their merits as a source of insight for contemporary ...

The Terrible Crystal Studies in Kierkegaard and Modern Christianity

The Terrible Crystal: Studies in Kierkegaard and Modern Christianity

1st Edition

By Melville Chaning-Pearce
February 29, 2016

Consisting of studies in Christian thought in relation to catastrophe, this book particularly looks at the ideas of Soren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth. When it was first published in 1940 this important investigation of ‘existential reality’ presented the view that the climate of crisis and ...

An Analytical Philosophy of Religion

An Analytical Philosophy of Religion

1st Edition

By Willem Frederik Zuurdeeg
January 20, 2016

This original study, published initially in 1959, introduces students of philosophy and of theology to a treatment of religion based upon the methods of modern philosophy – particularly logical empiricism and existentialism. Above and beyond the importance of its point of view, this book is ...

Faith and Philosophical Enquiry

Faith and Philosophical Enquiry

1st Edition

By D.Z. Phillips
January 20, 2016

The concern of this book is the nature of religious belief and the ways in which philosophical enquiry is related to it. Six chapters present the positive arguments the author wishes to put forward to discusses religion and rationality, scepticism about religion, language-games, belief and the loss...

Religious Platonism The Influence of Religion on Plato and the Influence of Plato on Religion

Religious Platonism: The Influence of Religion on Plato and the Influence of Plato on Religion

1st Edition

By James Kern Feibleman
January 20, 2016

In Plato’s Laws is the earliest surviving fully developed cosmological argument. His influence on the philosophy of religion is wide ranging and this book examines both that and the influence of religion on Plato. Central to Plato’s thought is the theory of forms, which holds that there exists a ...

Studies in Religious Philosophy and Mysticism

Studies in Religious Philosophy and Mysticism

1st Edition

By Alexander Altmann
January 20, 2016

The twelve studies here are arranged in three distinct groups – Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and modern philosophy. One theme that appears in various forms and from different angles in the first two sections is that of ‘Images of the Divine’. It figures not only in the ...

A Threefold Cord Philosophy, Science, Religion. A Discussion between Viscount Samuel and Professor Herbert Dingle.

A Threefold Cord: Philosophy, Science, Religion. A Discussion between Viscount Samuel and Professor Herbert Dingle.

1st Edition

By (Viscount) Herbert Louis Samuel, Herbert Dingle
December 09, 2015

Originally published in 1961, this book originated in the belief that there was an urgent need for a greater association between philosophers and scientists and of both with men of religion. The problem of bringing this association into being is approached from different angles by the two authors, ...

The Conception of God in the Philosophy of Aquinas

The Conception of God in the Philosophy of Aquinas

1st Edition

By Robert Leet Patterson
December 09, 2015

At the beginning of the thirteenth century the recovery by western Christendom from the Arabs, Jews and Greeks of the metaphysical treatises of Aristotle, and their translation into Latin, caused a ferment in the intellectual world comparable to that produced by Darwin in the nineteenth century. To...

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