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 offers a classification system to explain the order of the detailed section of the book. Lesser-known theologians are covered as well as great thinkers, a deliberate choice on the part of the author. Within each chapter, types of theism are then broken down into sections on individual thinkers, or group of thinkers with a reference to their main works.
Part 1: Introduction: The Types Described Part 2: Historical: The Types Illustrated 1. Intuitional Theism 2. Demonstrative Theism, Teleological, Ontological 3. Transcendental Theism, Quasi-Transcendentalism 4. Ethical Theism (Rational) 5. Combined Speculative and Ethical Theism 6. Social Theism 7. Theism of Feeling 8. Theism of Will 9. Personal Theism 10. Intuitivism, or Mysticism 11. Composite Types 12. Quasi-Theisms 13. Revelation Only Part 3: Retrospective
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.