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Philosophy of Religion



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The Yijing: A Guide


Joseph A. Adler

December 2021

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The Analects: A Guide


Erin M. Cline

October 2021

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Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Julian Baggini

August 2021

Very Short Introductions

In this book, Julian Baggini explores the arguments for atheism, and dispels some common myths, explaining how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. This new edition discusses the recent flowering of 'New Atheism' and considers the position of atheism in society today.

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Religion: A Very Short Introduction


Thomas A. Tweed

November 2020

Very Short Introductions

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Secularism: A Very Short Introduction


Andrew Copson

July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Secularism, the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education, is an increasingly hot topic in global public, political, and religious debates. Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, discussing secular republics and the challenges they can face from resurgent religious identity politics.

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Miracles: A Very Short Introduction


Yujin Nagasawa

November 2017

Very Short Introductions

From a chicken nugget shaped like Jesus, to Mohammad splitting the moon in two, to a Japanese doll whose hair grows, Yujin Nagasawa considers reported miracles in ancient scriptures and modern day life, and uses cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation to address some of our most fundamental questions concerning miracles.

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Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa


Thomas A. Lewis

October 2017

This work argues for the need to close the gap between the fields of the philosophy of religion and religious studies. It maps the contemporary landscape of philosophy of religion in relation to religious studies and identifies hopeful signs of change.

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A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary


Voltaire, John Fletcher, Nicholas Cronk

August 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It consists of a series of short essays, arranged alphabetically, whose unifying thread is an attack on religious and political intolerance. Highly entertaining, its concern with intolerance and its consequences is still relevant today.

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Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction


D. Stephen Long

July 2010

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In this Very Short Introduction D. Stephen Long examines the sources, history and contemporary theorists involved in the study of Christian ethics. Using examples of specific practical matters such as sex, money, and power, Long argues that Christian ethics are the cultivation of practical wisdom that comes from many diverse sources.

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Selected Philosophical Writings


Thomas Aquinas, Timothy McDermott

June 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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