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Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion


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The aim of this series is to publish high quality research monographs in the philosophy of religion. It seeks to make available to an international audience new work in the subject which is at the cutting edge of current debates in the philosophy of religion. The series is not restricted by allegiance to religious confession or philosophical school but welcomes authors and topics from the broadest range in analytical philosophy of religion.

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A Relational Theory of the Atonement African Contributions to Western Philosophical Theology

A Relational Theory of the Atonement: African Contributions to Western Philosophical Theology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kirk Lougheed
July 21, 2023

While the atonement is a central component of Christianity, there is little agreement in the tradition about how it should be understood. This book develops and defends a novel relational theory of atonement inspired by African relational ethics. This book brings important themes from African ...

The Epistemology of Spirit Beliefs

The Epistemology of Spirit Beliefs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Hans Van Eyghen
April 14, 2023

This book assesses whether religious epistemology can be expanded to argue for the justification of belief in spirits. It focuses specifically on experiences of spirits, animistic beliefs and belief in possession. Most work in philosophy of religion exclusively deals with the existence of God or ...

God, Evil, and Redeeming Good A Thomistic Theodicy

God, Evil, and Redeeming Good: A Thomistic Theodicy

1st Edition

By Paul A. Macdonald Jr.
January 30, 2023

This book offers an original contribution to debates about the problem of evil and the existence of God. It develops a Thomistic, Christian theodicy, the aim of which is to help us better understand not only why God allows evil, but also how God works to redeem it. In the author’s view, the ...

Value Beyond Monotheism The Axiology of the Divine

Value Beyond Monotheism: The Axiology of the Divine

1st Edition

Edited By Kirk Lougheed
October 21, 2022

This book expands the current axiology of theism literature by assessing the axiological status of alternative conceptions of God and the divine. To date, most of the literature on the axiology of theism focuses almost exclusively on the axiological status of theism and atheism. Specifically, it ...

A Philosophy of Faith Belief, Truth and Varieties of Commitment

A Philosophy of Faith: Belief, Truth and Varieties of Commitment

1st Edition

By Finlay Malcolm, Michael Scott
August 11, 2022

Faith occupies an important place in human lives. It can be directed towards God, friends, political systems and sports teams, and is said to help people through crises and to motivate people to achieve life goals. But what is faith? Philosophers and theologians have, for centuries, been concerned ...

Aquinas on Faith, Reason, and Charity

Aquinas on Faith, Reason, and Charity

1st Edition

By Roberto Di Ceglie
March 28, 2022

This book offers a new reading of Aquinas’s views on faith. The author argues that the theological nature of faith is crucial to Aquinas’s thought, and that it gives rise to a particular and otherwise incomprehensible relationship with reason. The first part of the book examines various modern and ...

Philosophical Essays on Divine Causation

Philosophical Essays on Divine Causation

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory Ganssle
December 31, 2021

This book discusses various aspects of God’s causal activity. Traditional theology has long held that God acts in the world and interrupts the normal course of events by performing special acts. Although the tradition is unified in affirming that God does create, conserve, and act, there is much ...

The Divine Nature Personal and A-Personal Perspectives

The Divine Nature: Personal and A-Personal Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Simon Kittle, Georg Gasser
December 31, 2021

This book is the first systematic treatment of the strengths and limitations of personal and a-personal conceptions of the divine. It features contributions from Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, Indian and naturalistic backgrounds in addition to those working within a decidedly Christian framework. This ...

Ubuntu and Western Monotheism An Axiological Investigation

Ubuntu and Western Monotheism: An Axiological Investigation

1st Edition

By Kirk Lougheed
September 06, 2021

This book offers a unique comparative study of ubuntu, a dominant ethical theory in African philosophy, and western monotheism. It is the first book to bring ubuntu to bear on the axiology of theism debate in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. A large motivating force behind this ...

Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality An Intuitionist Account

Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account

1st Edition

By Kevin Jung
March 31, 2021

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 ...

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

By 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

Edited By 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...

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