Category: Books

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 […]

An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Colin Bird

Title: An Introduction to Political Philosophy Editor: Colin Bird Publisher: Cambridge ISBN: 9780521544825 Each chapter of this book looks at an important issue in political philosophy. Some of the issues discussed (and, hence some of the chapters, are more accessible than others. Teachers could use this book to come to terms with the major issues […]

Philosophy for Teens

Title: Philosophy for Teens: Ideas and Ideals Editors: Grispino, Joseph A. Publisher: Third Millennium Publishing Date: 2005 ISBN: 1-932657-38-X NOTES: Philosophy for Teens was written for American high school students. It can be used either directly by students or as a guide for teachers. Although some of the references are uniquely American (e.g. republican/democrat, civics […]

The God of Philosophy

Title: The God of Philosophy: an introduction to the philosophy of religion Editors: Jackson, Roy Publisher: TPM Date: 2001 ISBN: 0-9537611-1-8 The author states in the introduction to this philosophy of religion textbook that his target audience is those who are interested in the subject  whether they are studying in a formal way, or just […]

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 […]

An introduction to the philosophy of religion

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.

Belief in God

Book Title: Belief in God: An introduction to the philosophy of religion Author: Mawson, T.J. Publisher: Oxford Date: 2005 ISBN: 0199284954 This is an advanced textbook, requires prior knowledge of other philosophical concepts. May be useful for teachers, and students who have already studied some philosophy.