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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 […]

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 […]

Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues

Title: Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues Editor: Igor Primoratz Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 1403918163 This book presents a series of political philosophical essays. Most of the essays are pitched at a high level; they are, therefore, only really suitable for older students.  Primoratz’s introduction to the book (pgs x-xxiv) offers a nice overview of the central […]

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 […]

Japanese Philosophy

Chapter Title: The Buddhist Phase Author: Blocker, Gene and Christopher Starling Chapter Pages: Chapter 2, p.25-61 Book Title: Japanese Philosophy Publisher: State University of New York Press Date: 2001 ISBN: 0-7914-5019-8 It has often been said that there is no distinct Japanese philosophy, and this book is an attempt to address that claim. The second […]

African Philosophy Today and Yesterday

Chapter Title: African Philosophy: Today and Yesterday Chapter Author: Omoregbe, Joseph I. Chapter Pages: Chapter 1, p.3-8 Book Title: African Philosophy: An Anthology Book Editor: Eze, Emmanuel Chukwudi Publisher: Blackwell Date: 1998 ISBN: 0-631-20337-0 This chapter of the book African Philosophy: An Anthology gives a brief introduction to African philosophy, including some of the concepts […]