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Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Religion

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Anthony O'Hear, Richard Swinburne, T. J. Mawson, Gerard J. Hughes, Brian Leftow, Richard Norman, Peter Cave, Peter Millican, Mary Midgley, Mario Von Der Ruhr, Michael McGhee, Clare Carlisle, Douglas Hedley, Robin Le Poidevin, Peter Byrne
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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107615984

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  • Surprising as it might have seemed not so long ago, in recent times religion has once again become a focus of lively debate. The exchanges between those for and against religion have, however, often thrown up heat, rather than light. As an attempted corrective, The Royal Institute of Philosophy asked a number of distinguished philosophers who are interested in religion to contribute to its annual lecture series for 2008–2009. This volume contains essays based on the lectures. The topics covered include natural theology, for and against, miracles, the debates about Darwinism, spirituality, sacrifice and the sacred, the Incarnation and religion and pluralism. Vigorously argued as they are, these essays will undoubtedly take the debates forward in a constructive way.

    • Contributes to lively debates on the subject of religion and belief
    • Essays contributed by numerous leading scholars, including Richard Swinburne, Brian Leftow, Mary Midgley, Robin Le Poidevin and Peter Byrne
    • Essays based on the annual Lecture Series by The Royal Institute of Philosophy
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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107615984
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Anthony O'Hear
    1. God as the simplest explanation of the Universe Richard Swinburne
    2. Explaining the fine tuning of the Universe to us and the fine tuning of us to the Universe T. J. Mawson
    3. What can God explain? Gerard J. Hughes
    4. One step toward God Brian Leftow
    5. What do religious believers believe? Richard Norman
    6. With and without absurdity: Moore, magic and McTaggart's cat Peter Cave
    7. Twenty questions about Hume's 'Of Miracles' Peter Millican
    8. Darwinism, purpose and meaning Mary Midgley
    9. Christianity and the errors of our time: Simone Weil on atheism and idolatry Mario Von Der Ruhr
    10. Spirituality for the godless Michael McGhee
    11. Living in the light of religious ideals Clare Carlisle
    12. Sacrifice, transcendence and 'making sacred' Douglas Hedley
    13. The incarnation: divine embodiment and the divided mind Robin Le Poidevin
    14. Religious tolerance, diversity, and pluralism Peter Byrne.

  • Editor

    Anthony O'Hear, Royal Institute of Philosophy, London
    Anthony O'Hear is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckinghamshire, Director of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and Editor of the journal Philosophy.


    Anthony O'Hear, Richard Swinburne, T. J. Mawson, Gerard J. Hughes, Brian Leftow, Richard Norman, Peter Cave, Peter Millican, Mary Midgley, Mario Von Der Ruhr, Michael McGhee, Clare Carlisle, Douglas Hedley, Robin Le Poidevin, Peter Byrne

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