Title: Heinemann Advanced Religious Studies: Philosophy of Religion Author: Richards, H.J. Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers Date: 1998 ISBN: 0-435-30824-6 This is a study guide which was published in 1998 for UK A level Philosophy of Religion exams. It includes the main arguments for and against belief in God; the attributes of God in traditional Western […]
Title: Who Knows? A Study of Religious Consciousness Author: Smullyan, Raymond M. Publisher: Indiana University Press Date: 2003 ISBN: 0-253-21574-9 Who Knows? is written by Raymond Smullyan, a retired professor of philosophy. It has an easygoing linguistic style with many anecdotes, but it deals with some challenging ideas in the philosophy of religion. The book […]
Chapter Title: Who or What is God? Book Title: Who or What is God? Author: Hick, John Chapter Pages: Chapter 25, p.1-13 Publisher: SCM Press Date: 2008 ISBN: 978-0-334-04184-9 This is the first chapter of a book by John Hick called Who or What is God? in which the author addresses this question with reference […]
Book Title: Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels Author: Jefferson, Thomas Editor: Adams, Dickinson W. Publisher: Princeton University Press Date: 1983 ISBN: 0-691-04699-9 Thomas Jefferson regarded the teachings of Jesus Christ as presented by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to be the ‘outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from […]
Book Title: Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy Author: Leaman, Oliver Publisher: Cambridge University Press Date: 1995 ISBN: 0-521-41724-4 The problem of evil is one of the most commonly discussed topics in the philosophy of religion. Jewish philosophers have had a lot to say on this topic, especially in light of events like the Holocaust. […]
Chapter Title: The Philosophical Foundations of Jewish Ethics: Some Initial Reflections Author: Fox, Marvin Chapter Pages: Chapter 25, p.51-74 Editor: Nussbaum, Jacob Book Title: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism. Volume Three: Ethics, Reflections Publisher: University Press of America Date: 2003 ISBN: 0-7618-2531-2 In this essay on the philosophical foundations of Jewish ethics, Marvin […]
Book Title: The Reality of Man Author: Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha Publisher: Ba’hai Publishing Trust Date: 1972 ISBN: 0-87743-026-8 This book is a compilation of articles by the founders of the Ba’hai faith in which they offer a defense of religious pluralism.
Book Title: An introduction to the philosophy of religion Author: Davies, Brian Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 1993 This book by Brian Davies is a lucid overview of the varied philosophical approaches to religious belief. Suitable for advanced readers.
Don Cupitt presents Jesus as primarily a humanist moral philosopher in this interview for the Philosophy Bites podcast.
The Pike River mining tragedy offers an interesting ethical case study on competition and privacy within the media. This case study is a comparative one, whereby making a good ethical judgement might mean not chasing the story.