Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
Author: Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 0198722257
ISBN 13: 9780198722250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Concepts of God Book Review:

The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the theses that there is one God-an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent, who is the creator of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists, and who is an immaterial substance that is ontologically distinct from the universe. Proponents of alternative concepts of God, such as pantheism, panentheism, religious anti-realism, developmental theism, andreligious naturalism, exclude at least one of these claims. This volume aims to shed light on alternative concepts of God and to thoroughly consider their merits and demerits. The contributors are leadinganalytic philosophers of religion, including critics of these views as well as sympathizers. This is the first contemporary edited collection featuring the work of analytic philosophers of religion covering such a wide range of alternative concepts of God.

Bonhoeffer s Theological Formation

Bonhoeffer s Theological Formation
Author: Michael P. DeJonge
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN 10: 0199639787
ISBN 13: 9780199639786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonhoeffer s Theological Formation Book Review:

A detailed examination of the academic formation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology, arguing that the young Bonhoeffer reinterpreted for a modern intellectual context the Lutheran understanding of the 'person' of Jesus Christ and distinguishing Bonhoeffer's theology from that of contemporaries Karl Barth and Karl Holl.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 2 2

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies  Issue 2 2
Author: Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 1532641605
ISBN 13: 9781532641602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 2 2 Book Review:

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

The Right to Believe

The Right to Believe
Author: Dariusz Lukasiewicz
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 3110320169
ISBN 13: 9783110320169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right to Believe Book Review:

In the twentieth century, many contemporary epistemologists in the analytic tradition have entered into debate regarding the right to belief with new tools: Richard Swinburne, Anthony Kenny, Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Peter van Inwagen (who contributes a piece in this volume) defending or contesting the requirement of evidence for any justified belief. The best things we can do, it seems, is to examine more attentively the true notion of “right to believe”, especially about religious matters. This is exactly what authors of the papers in this book do.

Four Views on the Axiology of Theism

Four Views on the Axiology of Theism
Author: Kirk Lougheed
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 1350083550
ISBN 13: 9781350083554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Views on the Axiology of Theism Book Review:

For centuries, philosophers have addressed the ontological question of whether God exists. Most recently, philosophers have begun to explore the axiological question of what value impact, if any, God's existence has (or would have) on our world. This book brings together four prestigious philosophers, Michael Almeida, Travis Dumsday, Perry Hendricks and Graham Oppy, to present different views on the axiological question about God. Each contributor expresses a position on axiology, which is then met with responses from the remaining contributors. This structure makes for genuine discussion and developed exploration of the key issues at stake, and shows that the axiological question is more complicated than it first appears. Chapters explore a range of relevant issues, including the relationship between Judeo-Christian theism and non-naturalist alternatives such as pantheism, polytheism, and animism/panpsychism. Further chapters consider the attitudes and emotions of atheists within the theism conversation, and develop and evaluate the best arguments for doxastic pro-theism and doxastic anti-theism. Of interest to those working on philosophy of religion, theism and ethics, this book presents lively accounts of an important topic in an exciting and collaborative way, offered by renowned experts in this area.

Believing by Faith

Believing by Faith
Author: John Bishop
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-04-12
ISBN 10: 019152557X
ISBN 13: 9780191525575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Believing by Faith Book Review:

Can it be justifiable to commit oneself 'by faith' to a religious claim when its truth lacks adequate support from one's total available evidence? In Believing by Faith, John Bishop defends a version of fideism inspired by William James's 1896 lecture 'The Will to Believe'. By critiquing both 'isolationist' (Wittgensteinian) and Reformed epistemologies of religious belief, Bishop argues that anyone who accepts that our publicly available evidence is equally open to theistic and naturalist/atheistic interpretations will need to defend a modest fideist position. This modest fideism understands theistic commitment as involving 'doxastic venture' - practical commitment to propositions held to be true through 'passional' causes (causes other than the recognition of evidence of or for their truth). While Bishop argues that concern about the justifiability of religious doxastic venture is ultimately moral concern, he accepts that faith-ventures can be morally justifiable only if they are in accord with the proper exercise of our rational epistemic capacities. Legitimate faith-ventures may thus never be counter-evidential, and, furthermore, may be made supra-evidentially only when the truth of the faith-proposition concerned necessarily cannot be settled on the basis of evidence. Bishop extends this Jamesian account by requiring that justifiable faith-ventures should also be morally acceptable both in motivation and content. Hard-line evidentialists, however, insist that all religious faith-ventures are morally wrong. Bishop thus conducts an extended debate between fideists and hard-line evidentialists, arguing that neither side can succeed in establishing the irrationality of its opposition. He concludes by suggesting that fideism may nevertheless be morally preferable, as a less dogmatic, more self-accepting, even a more loving, position than its evidentialist rival.

Rethinking the concept of a personal God

Rethinking the concept of a personal God
Author: Thomas Schärtl,Veronika Wegener
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9783402119006
ISBN 13: 3402119005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the concept of a personal God Book Review:

The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil
Author: N. N. Trakakis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN 10: 019255476X
ISBN 13: 9780192554765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of Evil Book Review:

One of those rare questions in philosophy that is not only technically recalcitrant but also engages the hearts and minds of the broad community is the so-called 'problem of evil': How can the existence of an absolutely perfect God be reconciled with the existence of suffering and evil? This collection of dialogues between eight philosophers of religion explores new ways of thinking about this longstanding problem, in the process reorienting and reinvigorating the philosophical debate around the relationship between God, goodness and evil: How exactly are these three notions connected, if at all? Is God the cause, or author, of evil and suffering? How is the goodness of God to be understood, and how is divine goodness related to human morality? Does God's perfect goodness entail that God must have reasons for permitting or bringing about suffering, and if so what could his reasons be? These questions are of momentous existential and theoretical interest, and they have exercised the finest intellects across the centuries. The time is ripe for a wholesale reconsideration of the problem of evil. To make progress towards this goal, eight distinct perspectives are placed in mutual dialogue, giving voice to both traditional and relatively unorthodox approaches. What emerges from these critical but friendly exchanges is a diversity of fruitful and innovative ways of thinking about the nature of divinity and its relationship to evil.

The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today

The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today
Author: Paolo Diego Bubbio,Philip Andrew Quadrio
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-01-18
ISBN 10: 1443828262
ISBN 13: 9781443828260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today Book Review:

The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today is a collection of texts authored by philosophers with an interest in contemporary philosophy of religion, its merits and its limitations. The collection has been stimulated by such questions as: “What ought philosophy of religion be?” and “How ought philosophy relate to religion today?” In pursuing such questions, the editors have asked the contributors to offer their insights and reflections on issues that they see as important to contemporary philosophy of religion, with the goal of producing a collection of texts offering the reader a variety of perspectives without privileging any particular philosophical, religious or irreligious orientation. The book covers such themes as the relationship between religion and modernity, faith in keeping with reason, contemplation, the merits and limitations of the atheism, and the relationship between philosophy, religion and politics.

The Divine Nature

The Divine Nature
Author: Simon Kittle,Georg Gasser
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN 10: 1000527654
ISBN 13: 9781000527650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Nature Book Review:

This book is the first systematic treatment of the strengths and limitations of personal and a-personal conceptions of the divine. It features contributions from Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, Indian and naturalistic backgrounds in addition to those working within a decidedly Christian framework. This book discusses whether the concept of God in classical theism is coherent at all and whether the traditional understanding of some of the divine attributes need to be modified. The contributors explore what the proposed spiritual and practical merits and demerits of personal and a-personal conceptions of God might be. Additionally, their diverse perspectives reflect a broader trend within the analytic philosophy of religion to incorporate various non-Western religious traditions. Tackling these issues carefully is needed to do justice to the strengths and limitations of personal and a-personal accounts to the divine. The Divine Nature: Personal and A-Personal Perspectives will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in philosophy of religion and philosophical theology.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 3 1

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies  Issue 3 1
Author: Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 1532654324
ISBN 13: 9781532654329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 3 1 Book Review:

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

God and the Multiverse

God and the Multiverse
Author: Klaas Kraay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 1317656598
ISBN 13: 9781317656593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Multiverse Book Review:

In recent decades, scientific theories have postulated the existence of many universes beyond our own. The details and implications of these theories are hotly contested. Some philosophers argue that these scientific models count against the existence of God. Others, however, argue that if God exists, a multiverse is precisely what we should expect to find. Moreover, these philosophers claim that the idea of a divinely created multiverse can help believers in God respond to certain arguments for atheism. These proposals are, of course, also extremely controversial. This volume collects together twelve newly published essays – two by physicists, and ten by philosophers – that discuss various aspects of this issue. Some of the essays support the idea of a divinely created multiverse; others oppose it. Scientific, philosophical, and theological issues are considered.

Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements

Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements
Author: Morgan Luck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1317081153
ISBN 13: 9781317081159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements Book Review:

Philosophy of religion is focused chiefly on theism. Yet there are a growing number of new and alternative religious movements that would also benefit from philosophical scrutiny. This book is the first collection of philosophical essays, by a team of international authors, focusing on new and alternative religious movements. The book begins with an examination of the definition of new religious movements, before offering an introduction to, and an analysis of, core beliefs held by particular movements, including: Scientology, Raelianism, Siddha Yoga, the Arica School, the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormonism), Pantheism, Digital Theology, New Atheism, and the Word of Faith movement. Contributors offer an analysis of one or more of the core tenets of the religious movement, providing readers with both an insight into the group, and the methodology of philosophy of religion.

Contributions to Alternative Concepts of Knowledge

Contributions to Alternative Concepts of Knowledge
Author: Hebe Kuhn, Michael Vessuri
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 3838208943
ISBN 13: 9783838208947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contributions to Alternative Concepts of Knowledge Book Review:

In the past, the European social sciences labelled and discredited knowledge that did not follow the definition for scientific knowledge as applied by the European social sciences as an alternative concept of knowledge, as “indigenous” knowledge. Perception has changed with time: Not only has indigenous knowledge become an entrance ticket to the European social science world, but the indigenization of European theories is seen by some as the contribution of “peripheral” social sciences to join the theories of the “centers”. This book offers contributions to the discourses about alternative concepts of knowledge, inviting the reader to decide if they are alternative, indigenous, or European types of knowledge. However, in order to make this decision, the reader must know what the nature of the European concepts of science and of scientific knowledge is; this might be a motivation to read a book that presents thoughts claiming to be alternative concepts of knowledge, alternative to the European concept of science.

Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities

Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities
Author: Jeanine Diller,Asa Kasher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1041
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 9400752199
ISBN 13: 9789400752191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities Book Review:

The envisioned volume is a collection of recent essays about the philosophical exploration, critique and comparison of (a) the major philosophical models of God, gods and other ultimate realities implicit in the world’s philosophical schools and religions, and of (b) the ideas of such models and doing such modeling per se. The aim is to identify exactly what a model of ultimate reality is; create a comprehensive and accessible collection of extant models; and determine how best, philosophically, to model ultimate reality, if possible and desirable.

Multiverse Deism

Multiverse Deism
Author: Leland Royce Harper
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN 10: 1793614768
ISBN 13: 9781793614766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiverse Deism Book Review:

Given recent work in quantum physics suggesting that our world is just one world in a series of many, Leland Royce Harper calls for a shift in our concept of the monotheistic God of Judeo-Christian tradition. In Multiverse Deism: Shifting Perspectives of God and the World, Harper argues that those who wish to maintain that the Judeo-Christian God exists ought to revise how they define this God and what they expect of Him so as to maintain consistency between modern theism and the growing body of scientific knowledge. While this revision entails several concessions by the theist, the overall result is a stronger and more coherent account of who God really is. By removing the expectation that God will act in the natural world, Harper argues that we are left with a concept of God that maintains all of the traditional divine attributes, is consistent with current scientific advances, remains compatible with contemporary and historical arguments for the existence of God, and better refutes contemporary and historical arguments for atheism than the traditional, active God.

Does God Matter

Does God Matter
Author: Klaas Kraay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1351811347
ISBN 13: 9781351811347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does God Matter Book Review:

Does God Matter? features eleven original essays written by prominent philosophers of religion that address this very important, yet surprisingly neglected, question. One natural way to approach this question is to seek to understand what difference God’s existence would—or does—make to the value of the world and the well-being of its inhabitants. The first essay sets the stage for the discussion of this topic. The three essays in Section I defend versions of pro-theism: the view that God’s existence would -- or does -- make things better than they would otherwise be. The four essays in Section II defend anti-theism: the view that God’s existence would, or does, make things worse than they would otherwise be. The three essays in Section III consider the interplay between the existential and axiological debates concerning the existence of God. This book presents important research on a growing topic in philosophy of religion that will also be of keen interest to scholars working in other areas of philosophy (such as metaphysics, epistemology, and value theory), and in other disciplines (such as religious studies and analytic theology).

Contending Economic Theories

Contending Economic Theories
Author: Richard D. Wolff,Stephen A. Resnick
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-09-07
ISBN 10: 0262304449
ISBN 13: 9780262304443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contending Economic Theories Book Review:

A systematic comparison of the three major economic theories, showing how they differ and why these differences matter in shaping economic theory and practice. Contending Economic Theories offers a unique comparative treatment of the three main theories in economics as it is taught today: neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian. Each is developed and discussed in its own chapter, yet also differentiated from and compared to the other two theories. The authors identify each theory's starting point, its goals and foci, and its internal logic. They connect their comparative theory analysis to the larger policy issues that divide the rival camps of theorists around such central issues as the role government should play in the economy and the class structure of production, stressing the different analytical, policy, and social decisions that flow from each theory's conceptualization of economics. The authors, building on their earlier book Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical, offer an expanded treatment of Keynesian economics and a comprehensive introduction to Marxian economics, including its class analysis of society. Beyond providing a systematic explanation of the logic and structure of standard neoclassical theory, they analyze recent extensions and developments of that theory around such topics as market imperfections, information economics, new theories of equilibrium, and behavioral economics, considering whether these advances represent new paradigms or merely adjustments to the standard theory. They also explain why economic reasoning has varied among these three approaches throughout the twentieth century, and why this variation continues today—as neoclassical views give way to new Keynesian approaches in the wake of the economic collapse of 2008.

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion
Author: Paul Draper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN 10: 131729274X
ISBN 13: 9781317292746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion Book Review:

While orthodox religion by its very nature is conservative, philosophy at its best is inherently radical. It challenges authority, tradition, and the whole idea of "dogma." For this reason, philosophy of religion can be explosively controversial. It is bound to disturb those who peddle incontrovertible truth and fascinate those who seek spiritual truth and are willing to follow the argument wherever it leads. This volume is designed for such seekers. It brings together an international team of leading philosophers of religion to explore and debate radical new ideas about religion, God, and ultimate reality. Four related questions are addressed: How might religion make progress? Is life after death a real possibility? Must a perfect God be motivated by our well-being? What alternatives are there to traditional theism and materialist atheism? The book begins with a vision for the field of philosophy of religion and ends with a capstone chapter that touches on all of the topics debated in the other chapters. The addition of chapter overviews, annotated suggestions for further reading, and annotated guides to three additional controversies make it an ideal textbook in addition to being an important source for scholars and seekers of all kinds.

Fifty Years of Philosophy of Religion A Select Bibliography 1955 2005

Fifty Years of Philosophy of Religion  A Select Bibliography  1955 2005
Author: Andy Sanders,Kristof de Ridder
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2007-06-22
ISBN 10: 9047420810
ISBN 13: 9789047420811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Years of Philosophy of Religion A Select Bibliography 1955 2005 Book Review:

This bibliography lists about 10.000 titles of monographs, collections and articles in the field of the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology that appeared between 1955 and 2005.