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Philosophy of Religion Revision Features An Updated Discussion On The Main Topics In The Philosophy Of Religion The Concept Of God Grounds For Belief In God Ground For Disbelief In God The Problem Of Evil Revelation And Faith Problems Of Religious Language The Conflicting Falsifiability Of Religious Assertions The Conflicting Truth Claims Of Different Religions Human Destiny And

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    Good Introduction, concise

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    The immediate question this text seeks to answer is What is Philosophy of Religion The importance of this question can not be overstated For many, philosophy is synonymous with religion Perhaps this is because a failure to understand what defines philosophy as opposed to religion Once both definitions are explained and agreed to, then the definition of philosophy of religion becomes philosophical thinking about religion.

    From this preparatory step, one can then understand that philosophy of religion encompasses many questions that are not dependent upon an association with a specific religious doctrine Hence, everyone, from the devout theist to the atheist, can study the concepts of various belief systems, associated phenomena, experiences, and activities from an impersonal perspective This book does a terrific job of explaining this information within the introduction.

    As the work moves through the multitude of philosophical question pertaining to religion, it provides clear steps that define key terms and suggests follow up readings for those interested in exploring the questions further.

    As an introductory text, it fulfills its purpose The problem, of course, is that no text can be written without bias Nor can any text be written inclusive to the profound and often im...

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    I found Hick through reading about Paul Tillich What interested me in Hick is the Soul Making Defense , or formally as the Irenaean theodicy This book is an introduction to Hick s writing for this reader It turned out to be an excellent introduction to the major themes in Philosophy of Religion Hick s writing is direct and plain, yet nicely enlivened by simple and vivid examples, metaphors and analogies This book has met its distinct objective as an educational, foundational pamphlet, mostly on the Judeo Christian religious tradition The following are this reader s notes 1 Definition of religion instead of a universal, essential definition to characterize religion , the author uses Wittgenstein s family resemblance to include a wide range of religious features 2 All the great developed world faith have a soteriological salvation structure they each offer their own way to the Ultimate through faith in response to divine grace or through total self giving to God or though the spiritual discipline and maturing Reader note by this observation, Confu...

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    John Hick is clearly a scholar of both philosophy and religion, and this book demonstrates his encyclopedic knowledge and critical thought in each Early on, Hick comments appropriately on existentialism The language of existentialism tends to be the language of the soul s distress It depicts twentieth century urban life in the industrialized West as the spiritual nightmare that it can be for minds acutely sensitive to the decay of tradition, the collapse of established cultural forms, and the threat of a nuclear holocaust Existentialist literature which includes drama, poetry, novels, autobiography, and psychological description and analysis, as well as formal and systematic discussions expresses the neuroses of an age which finds itself being carried into the unknown on the wheel of immense and bewildering changes 2 This distress can be seen in all aspects of modern artistic expression I agree with Hick that to ignore this philosophical impulse when discussing religion would intentionally ignore a fundamental aspect of modern society.The text unfolds as Hick systematically reviews the vario...

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    I was advised about reading Philosophy of Religion by an uncle of mine as a response to another post I had put it on my reading list and even got myself a copy but the dry schoolbook like text had put me off the task of reading it for quite a while Eventually I did get to it.The book starts of in a rather dry fashion, but you need to remember that this is primarily an academic text The author goes into great detail about the concept of God as seen in the Judaic Christian way Then he expounds on multiple theories that have been proposed to support and to deny the existence of such a being It was on limited interest to me because I belonged to a household of different faith before turning agnostic But it did shed some very interesting light on the way that human beings tend to see God Towards the end the ...

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    I have used this book for my philosophy of religion class, and have been very impressed how well this book is written This book illustrates religions very objectively and interestingly Western philosophy and or theology tend to mostly focus on monotheism however, Hick, a British theologian and philosopher, focuses on concepts of Buddhism such as karma and reincarnation He also points out the controversial problems such as existence of evil and God, immortality, the problem of religious language, and so forth In existence of God chapter, he introduces sociological, scientific and Freudian theories, which can be very debatable over, He introduces many philosophers as well as theologians in this book such as Immanuel Kant, Thomas Aquinas, Sigmund Freud, Plato, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Paul Tillich and many Their theories are pretty tough to understand, but Hick explains each of them carefully therefore, if you are interested in philosophy or theology, or both this is the book for you My favorite part of this book is Judaic Christian concepts, because many books, relating to...

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    Clear and readable, but very brief If doesn t go in detail or depth with regard to explaining or criticizing any theory, point or philosophical position set in this book, which ultimately constitute the book s specific subject of focus, namely Ph...

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    This is an excellent book He is a great philosopher and writer I can t say enough good things about him I am a huge fan of his work