William Rowe is one of the leading thinkers in contemporary philosophy of religion. Although he is best known for his contributions to the problem of evil, he has produced innovative and influential work across a wide array of subjects at the interface between philosophy and religion. He has, for example, written extensively on the existentialist theologian, Paul Tillich, on the challenging problem of divine freedom, and on the traditional arguments in support of the existence of God. His work in these areas is distinguished by its clarity, rigour, originality, and sensitivity towards the claims of his theistic opponents. Indeed, Rowe's work has played a pivotal role in the remarkable revival of analytic philosophy of religion since the 1970s. The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion. This diverse but representative selection of Rowe's writings will provide students, professional scholars as well as general readers with stimulating and accessible discussions on such topics as the philosophical theology of Paul Tillich, the problem of evil, divine freedom, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, life after death, and religious pluralism.
’...bound to be an oft-checked out addition to university libraries. Philosophers of Religion are indebted to Trakakis for his editorial work and to Rowe for his invaluable contributions to the field.’ Theological Book Review ’... one must [...] welcome the appearance in a single volume of so many papers by one of the world’s leading philosophers of religion.’ Ars Disputandi ’... a new compilation, collecting 30 papers of Rowe's work in the philosophy of religion, is noteworthy. ... With this collection, Trakakis has done a real service to those interested in the philosophy of religion.’ Sophia