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Tables of Contents for Readings in the Philosophy of Religion
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction: The Renaissance in the Philosophy of Religion
xi
 
Sources
xiii
 
Part One ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
Introduction: Arguments for the Existence of God
3
8
The Cosmological Argument
``The Five Ways''
11
3
Thomas Aquinas
``On the Ultimate Origination of Things''
14
2
Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz
``Cosmological Arguments''
16
5
J.L. Mackie
``The Kalaam Version of the Cosmological Argument''
21
8
William Lane Craig
The Argument from Design
``The Watch and the Watchmaker''
29
8
William Paley
``Critique of the Argument from Design''
37
4
David Hume
``The Blind Watchmaker''
41
3
Richard Dawkins
``The Puzzle of Perfection''
44
10
Michael Denton
``The Fine-Tuning Argument''
54
13
Robin Collins
Moral Arguments
``Euthyphro''
67
3
Plato
``Moral Arguments for Theistic Belief''
70
9
Robert Merrihew Adams
``The Virtues of God and the Foundations of Ethics''
79
14
Linda Zagzebski
Religious Experience
``Perceiving God''
93
10
William Alston
Naturalism Refuted?
``The Self-Refutation of Naturalism''
103
12
Alvin Plantinga
The Balance of Probabilities
``A Cumulative Case for the Existence of God''
115
8
Richard Swinburne
``The Balance of Probabilities''
123
3
J.L. Mackie
``Arguing for God''
126
12
Alvin Plantinga
``The Nature of Reason''
138
17
William J. Wainwright
Suggestions for Further Study
148
3
Part Two REASON AND BELIEF IN GOD
Introduction: Reason and Belief in God
151
4
The Need for Evidence
``The Ethics of Belief''
155
5
W.K. Clifford
``The Presumption of Atheism''
160
5
Antony Flew
Wittgensteinian Fideism
``The Groundlessness of Belief''
165
5
Norman Malcolm
``Religion and Groundless Believing''
170
9
Kai Nielsen
Pragmatic Justification of Religious Belief
``The Wager''
179
4
Blaise Pascal
``The Will To Believe''
183
8
William James
Reformed Epistemology
``Without Evidence or Argument''
191
7
Kelly James Clark
``On Finding the Foundations of Theism''
198
13
Philip L. Quinn
Suggestions for Further Study
204
3
Part Three GOD AND HUMAN SUFFERING
Introduction: The Problem of Evil
207
4
The Problem Stated
``God and Evil''
211
2
David Hume
Theodicy
``The Soul-Making Theodicy''
213
6
John Hick
``Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God''
219
10
Marilyn McCord Adams
The Evidential Problem of Evil
``The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism''
229
9
William Rowe
``Rowe's Argument from Particular Horrors''
238
19
Daniel Howard-Snyder
Suggestions for Further Study
250
3
Part Four CRITIQUES OF GOD
Introduction: Critiques of God
253
4
The Hermeneutics of Suspicion
``The Opium of the Masses''
257
2
Karl Marx
``Religion as Resentment''
259
8
Friedrich Nietzsche
``The Future of an Illusion''
267
4
Sigmund Freud
Humanism
``A Humanist Manifesto''
271
14
Suggestions for Further Study
274
3
Part Five PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY
Introduction: Philosophical Theology
277
8
Does God Suffer?
``Divine Impassibility''
285
3
Johan Scotus Eriugena
``Suffering Love''
288
9
Nicholas Wolterstorff
Prayer
``Whether It Is Becoming to Pray?''
297
2
Thomas Aquinas
``Petitionary Prayer''
299
10
Eleonore Stump
Is There a Hell?
``Universalism, Hell, and the Fate of the Ignorant''
309
8
Stephen T. Davis
``The Problem of Hell: A Problem of Evil for Christians''
317
12
Marilyn McCord Adams
Religious Pluralism
``The Philosophy of Religious Pluralism''
329
7
John Hick
``Non Est Hick''
336
9
Peter van Inwagen
Feminist Theology
``Feminist Christian Philosophy?''
345
18
Patricia Altenbernd Johnson
Suggestions for Further Study
355
4
Part Six ASIAN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Introduction: Asian Philosophy of Religion
359
4
The Sources
The Upanishads
363
9
The Life of the Buddha
372
5
Buddhist Philosophy of Religion
``Mysticism and Reality: Ineffability''
377
11
Bimal K. Matilal
``Buddhist Philosophy and Its European Parallels''
388
9
Edward Conze
Taoism
``The Tao Te Ching''
397
6
Lao Tzu
``Spiritual Values in Taoism''
403
 
T'ang Chun-I
Suggestions for Further Study
408