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The Routledge Companion to Theism

Edited by: Charles Taliaferro , Victoria S. Harrison , Stewart Goetz

Print publication date:  September  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415881647
eBook ISBN: 9780203123294
Adobe ISBN: 9781136338236

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There are deep and pervasive disagreements today in universities and colleges, and popular culture in general, over the credibility and value of belief in God.  This has given rise to an urgent need for a balanced, comprehensive, accessible resource book that can inform the public and scholarly debate over theism.  While scholars with as diverse interests as Daniel Dennett, Terry Eagleton, Richard Dawkins, Jürgen Habermas, and Rowan Williams have recently contributed books to this debate, "theism" as a concept remains poorly understood and requires a more thorough and systematic analysis than it has so far received in any single volume.  The Routledge Companion to Theism addresses this need by investigating theism's history as well as its relationship to inquiry in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and to its wider cultural contexts.

The contents are not confined within the philosophy of religion or even within the more expansive borders of philosophy.  Rather, The Routledge Companion to Theism investigates its subject through the lens of a wide variety of disciplines and explores the ramifications of theism considered as a way of life as well as an intellectual conviction.  The five parts of the volume indicate its inclusive scope: I. What is Theism?; II. Theism and Inquiry; III. Theism and the Socio-Political Realm; IV. Theism and Culture; V. Theism as a Way of Life.  The result is a well ordered and thorough collection that should provide a wide spectrum of readers with a better understanding of a subject that's much discussed, but frequently misunderstood.  As the editors note in their Introduction, while stimulating and informing the contemporary debate, a key aim of the volume is to open new avenues of inquiry into theism and thereby to encourage further research into this vital topic.

Comprised of 54 essays by leading scholars in philosophy, history, theology, religious studies, political science, education and sociology, The Routledge Companion to Theism promises to be the most useful, comprehensive resource on an emerging subject of interest for students and scholars.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Western Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Asian Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The God of the Jews and the Jewish God Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Islam Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hindu Theism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sikhism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  African Religions Download PDF
Chapter  9:  New Religious Movements Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Intellectual Life Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Intellectual Life Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Twenty-First-Century Intellectual Life Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Evidence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Naturalism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Humanities Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Natural Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Evolution Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Physical Cosmology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Philosophical Methodology Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Philosophy of Religion Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Historical Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sociology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Religious Studies and Theology Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Moral Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cognitive Science Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Religious Language Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Arguments from Evil Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Religious Experience Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Arguments About Human Persons Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Civil Society Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  33:  War Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Law Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Feminism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Religious Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Education Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Bioethics Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Animals Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Environment Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Literature Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Music Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Film Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Community Download PDF
Chapter  49:  History and Experience Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Spirituality Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Happiness Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Sex Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Irony Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The Meaning of Life Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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