What is Philosophy of Religion?
What is Philosophy of Religion?

An important part of philosophy is concerned with religious questions. What is the meaning of life, and how might religious faith or doubt impact such meaning? What is the evidence for the existence of God? Is evidence essential for religious faith? What is the relationship between science and religion? What is the relationship between religions? How can or should one assess virtues and vices, right and wrong, from a religious versus a secular point of view?

In this beginner’s guide, Charles Taliaferro addresses these and other important questions involved in philosophy of religion. He challenges the negative, often complacent attitudes towards religion as being dangerous or merely superstitious, arguing instead for a healthy pluralism and respect between persons of faith and secular inquirers.

<i>What is Philosophy of Religion?</i> takes a practical, question-based approach to the subject, inviting the reader to engage with this exciting area of philosophy in a down-to-earth way.

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  • January 2019
  • 160 pages
  • 143 x 219 mm / 6 x 9 in
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Table of Contents



1. Philosophy of Religion and Science

2. Philosophy of Religion and the Meaning of Life

3. Divine Attributes

4. Faith and Evidence

5. Problems of Evil and Good

6. Love and the Limits of the World

7. Getting involved in Philosophy of Religion today


About the Author

Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College.

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Professor Taliaferro has produced a lively, profound, and lucid introduction to the philosophy of religion. It is a delight to read!
Fiona Ellis, Heythrop College, University of London

Any student considering whether to embark on the philosophy of religion will find a wealth of stimulus and guidance in this enthusiastic and engagingly written invitation to the subject.
John Cottingham, University of Reading

A very engaging, well structured and well written introduction to the main topics of the discipline'.
Adriano Fabris, Reading Religion

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