Category: Social Studies

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 […]

Philosophy of Religion A-Z

Title: Philosophy of Religion A-Z Author: Quinn, Patrick Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Ltd. Date: 2005 ISBN: 0-74860-2211-0 Philosophy of Religion A-Z is a philosophical dictionary with similarities to a concise encyclopedia. It gives short clear answers with enough depth to be useful but not so much as to be overly complex for the younger student.

Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series

Series Title: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series Series Editor: Irwin, William. Publisher: Blackwell The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, according to its editor, is designed to ‘get philosophy out of the ivory tower by publishing books about smart popular culture for serious fans. With each volume in this series we seek to teach […]

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. […]

Global Philosophy of Religion

Title: Global Philosophy of Religion: A Short Introduction Author: Runzo, Joseph Publisher: Oneworld Publications Date: 2001 ISBN: 1-85168-235-X The author Joseph Runzo states the aim of this book is to “encourage the reader to enlarge his or her thoughts by comparing and contrasting the philosophical insights offered by the different World Religions and examining the […]

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 […]

The Philosophy of Jesus as extracted by Thomas Jefferson

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 […]

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

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. […]

Philosophical Foundations of Jewish Ethics

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 […]