Category: Religion and Spirituality

Philosophy of Religion for A2 level

This is a very sophisticated textbook for advanced UK A2 level philosophy of religion students, which takes a lot of the recent academic literature into account. Even university students would probably find aspects of this book quite challenging. However, advanced students of religious studies or philosophy at senior high school level will cope with this […]

Teacher Resource Bank

This bibliography lists resources under several categories, including ‘Web Resources’, ‘Philosophy of Mind’, ‘Political Philosophy’, ‘Epistemology and Metaphysics’, ‘Moral Philosophy’, and ‘Philosophy of Religion’. The bibliography was prepared for GCE students of Philosophy – but much of that which is listed is probably too difficult for all but the brightest of students. Some of the […]

The Consolation of Philosophy

This book was written by Boethius, a man condemned to death for an apparently unjust charge of treason. Although a Christian, Boethius consoled himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy. It is still useful for anyone wanting practical advice in the face of life’s challenges. It is widely renowned as a great work of literature. […]

What is God – childrens book

Title: What is God? Author: Boritzer, Etan Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd. Date: 1990 ISBN: 0920668887 What is God? Is an illustrated childrens book which looks at different cultures ideas about what God is and how God could be known. Like many so-called kids books, this one would also give teenagers and adults something to consider […]

Advanced Religious Studies

Title: Advanced Religious Studies Authors: Tyler, Sarah K. And Gordon Reid Publisher: Philip Alan Updates Date: 2002 NOTES: This is a large UK religious studies textbook that contains a lot of philosophy. The first two sections, entitled Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics would be the most useful for philosophy students. It contains plenty of […]

Philosophy of religion for A level – high school textbook

Title: Philosophy of religion for A level Authors: Jordan, Anne and Neil Lockyer and Edwin Tate Publisher: Stanley Thorne (Publishing) Ltd. Date: 2002 This is a UK textbook for advanced high school students. It resembles the type of book that might be used for a second year undergraduate course in philosophy of religion at a […]

A short history of Islamic philosophy

Title: A short history of Islamic philosophy Author: Leaman, Oliver Publisher: Polity Press, Cambridge Date: 1999 Excerpt: Pages 1-12 ISBN: 0-7456-1960-6 The introduction to this book by Oliver Leaman is entitled ‘A brief introduction to Islamic philosophy’. This short piece would give older students some insight into how and why Islamic philosophy developed, and the […]

Sophies World

Title: Sophie’s World Author: Gaarder, Jostein Publisher: Phoenix House, London Date: 1995 Sophie’s World is a novel intended for young people in which the protagonist undergoes a course in the history of western philosophy. The book acts as an excellent introduction to philosophy. Different areas in the history of philosophy are explored and the results […]

The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks

Title: The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks Editor: Thompson, Mel Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2002 ISBN: 1-85168-298-8 This is a compilation of easily digestable quotes from ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles and Plotinus. They are divided into themes and interspersed with illustrations. This is a good resource for someone wanting quick access […]