Category: Metaphysics

An introduction to Greek philosophy

Title: An introduction to Greek philosophy Author: Luce, J.V. Publisher: Thames and Hudson Date: 1992 Introduces the main personalities and schools of Greek philosophy. The language is lucid and clear but an advanced vocabulary is required. A prior background in classics or philosophy would be beneficial. Classics students will be exposed to the deeper philosophical […]


Title: Socrates Author: Hunter, Gwen Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman Date: 1998 ISBN: 0582718996 This high school textbook examines the Socratic method of seeking wisdom against the background of pre-Socratic philosophy, the historical and political context of Socrates’ trial and his death sentence, and Plato’s four dialogues on the death of Socrates, the Euthyphro, Apology, Crito […]

The Underlying Religion

Title: The Underlying Religion: An introduction to the Perennial Philosophy Editors: Lings, Martin and Clinton Minnaar Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc. Date: 2007 ISBN: 978-1-933316-43-7 The Underlying Religion is a work which will be useful to students of comparative philosophy of religion. The introduction states that “the essays compiled in this anthology are intended to provide […]

Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion

Title: Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues Author: Cahn, Steven Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2005 ISBN: 0195171004 This volume presents 10 classical texts of religious philosophy which the authors regard as essential to an introductory course. These include writings by Plato, Anselm, Aquinas, David Humes and William James. […]

Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion

Title: Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion Author: Reese, William L. Publisher: Humanities Press International, Inc. Date: 1996 ISBN: 0-391-03865-6 This extensive dictionary of philosophy and religion covers both Eastern and Western thought, and is to some extent also an encyclopedia. Both teachers and senior students may find that it helps to clarify jargon and introduce […]

A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

Title: A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion Author: Thiselton, Anthony C. Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2002 ISBN: 1-85168-301-1 This encyclopedia offers background information on many of the words which philosophy of religion students are likely to come across. The entries for each term are quite long and complex although cross-references make them easier […]

Teach Yourself Philosophy of Religion

Title: Teach Yourself Philosophy of Religion Author: Thompson, Mel Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Date: 2003 ISBN: 0071496998 The purpose of this introductory textbook to philosophy of religion by Mel Thompson is to introduce key concepts in this area, set out some arguments for and against religious beliefs and point out the limits of rational debate. […]

Heinemann Philosophy of Religion textbook

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 […]

Who Knows

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 […]

Who or What is God

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 […]