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Published: 14 September 2020

368 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780190054762

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Fourth Edition

Author Brian Davies

  • Offers an accessible, comprehensive overview of the most important issues in the philosophy of religion
  • Covers a wide range of historical ideas and arguments, including those of Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, Paley, and Kant
  • Introduces students to contemporary ideas and arguments, including those of Plantinga, Flew, Swinburne, and Ruse
  • Presents arguments impartially so that students are encouraged to think critically and come to their own conclusions
  • Provides discussion questions and detailed "Further Reading" sections at the end of every chapter

New to this Edition:

  • Offers substantial new content on notions of reason and evidence, divine simplicity, morality and religion, and life after death
  • Further develops and illustrates the distinction between "classical theism" and "theistic personalism"
  • Provides updated bibliographical material