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Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Peter Forrest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a speculative philosophical theology based on three themes: that a version of materialism is a help, not a hindrance, in philosophical theology; that God develops; and that this ... More


Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Mark R. Wynn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book considers some of the ways in which particular places can acquire special religious significance, as sites for prayer or other kinds of devotional activity, and how knowledge of place ... More


God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Gregory E. Ganssle and David M. Woodruff (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is a collection of essays written by philosophers about God's relation to time. The essays have been selected to represent current debates written between those who believe God to be atemporal ... More


The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the foundations of religious commitment in the domains of metaphysics/epistemology and the ethical. Throughout, the book takes a literary (rather than philosophical) approach to ... More


The personal absolute

Jan Olof Bengtsson

in The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the arguments for why, according to the personalists, the absolute cannot be conceived in pantheistic and impersonalistic terms. It discusses the meaning of the new concept of ... More


The Christian God

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235125
eISBN:
9780191598579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235127.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is about what it is for there to be a God, and what reason there is to suppose that God to be the traditional Christian God. Part 1 (Chs.1 to 5) analyses the metaphysical categories needed ... More


The Coherence of Theism

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Investigates whether the claim that there is a God can be spelt out in a coherent way. Part 1 analyses how we can show some claim to be coherent or incoherent. God is supposed to be a personal being, ... More


The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257461
eISBN:
9780191598616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead involved a violation of natural laws, and so could have happened only if natural laws depend for their operation on God, who set them aside on this ... More


Responsibility and Atonement

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we do good or harm to each other, we acquire merit or guilt; deserve praise or blame, reward or punishment, and may need to make atonement. Others may need to forgive us, or show mercy to us. ... More


The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Jan Olof Bengtsson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The book challenges the current view that personalism is primarily an early 20th-century phenomenon. The established definitions of personalism, mainly in terms of the American school of B. P. Bowne, ... More


God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Mark C. Murphy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

There has been a revival in theistic ethics within mainstream contemporary moral philosophy. The characteristic methodology of this revival is to proceed by asking whether there are features of moral ... More


Process Philosophy and Theology: Whitehead and Hartshorne

T.L.S. Sprigge

in The God of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199283040
eISBN:
9780191603662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283044.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Whitehead and Hartshorne are considered the founding fathers of process philosophy as a fully worked out metaphysic. Both believe that the basic stuff of the world is experience, which comes into ... More


The Epistemic Justifiability of Faith‐beliefs: An Ambiguity Thesis

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is initially plausible that people are morally entitled to take faith-beliefs to be true only when held on the basis of adequate evidential support. This moral evidentialism is parsed into (1) the ... More


Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of ... More


Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Chris Boesel and Catherine Keller (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The ancient doctrine of negative theology or apophasis—the attempt to describe God by speaking only of what cannot be said about the divine perfection and goodness—has taken on new ... More


Mitigated Skepticism and Hume's Liminal Natural Theology

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends the interpretation of Hume as a moral atheist against the objection that Hume's own mitigated scepticism rules out such dogmatic commitments in natural theology. According to ... More


The Arguments from Evil

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Hume's nuanced treatment of the problem of evil, including his handling of the so-called logical problem, the inference problem, and the evidential problem. Hume has been widely ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter summarizes Hume's overall case for divine amorality and assesses the significance of his commitment to moral atheism, both for our wider understanding of his theoretical and ... More


The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Kevin Hart and Michael A. Signer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

We are exorbitant, and rightly so, when we cut any link we may have to cosmological powers. Levinas invites us to be exorbitant by distancing ourselves from visions of metaphysics, ... More


CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

Merold Westphal

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A triple sampling of the rich diversity of philosophical reflection on religion and on the relation of philosophy to religion within “continental” traditions. The first part explores three accounts ... More


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