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by Linda Zagzebski

  • ISBN: 1405118725
  • Category: Religious books
  • Author: Linda Zagzebski
  • Subcategory: Religious Studies
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (March 12, 2007)
  • Pages: 264 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Linda Zagzebski has produced a very impressive,d introduction to the philosophy of religion.

Linda Zagzebski has produced a very impressive,d introduction to the philosophy of religion.

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (born 1946) is an American philosopher. She writes in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and virtue theory. She was (2015-2016) president of the American Philosophical Association Central Division, and gave the Gifford Lectures at the University of Saint Andrews in the fall of 2015

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The Philosophy of Religion : An Historical Introduction. Fundamentals of Philosophy (Paperback). By (author) Linda T. Zagzebski.

She is the past President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (1996-7), past President of the Society of Christian Philosophers (2004-7), and past President of the American Philosophical Association Central Division (2015-16). She writes in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and virtue theory

Written with verve and clarity by a leading philosopher and contributor to the field Places key issues and debates in the philosophy of religion in their historical contexts, highlighting the conditions that led to the development of the field Addresses the core topics, among them the the existence of God, the problem of evil, death and the afterlife, and the problem of religious.

John Wiley & Sons, 12 Mar 2007 - 264 sayfa. Places key issues and debates in the philosophy of religion in their historical contexts, highlighting the conditions that led to the development of the field. Written with verve and clarity by a leading philosopher and contributor to the field. Addresses the core topics, among them the the existence of God, the problem of evil, death and the afterlife, and the problem of religious diversity. Rich with argument, yet never obtrusive.

Zagzebski 's Philosophy of Religion is a lucid, elegantly written, outstanding introduction to the field that includes classical arguments as well as some of the latest, cutting-edge work being done today. Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College"One of Zagzebski 's book 's most attractive features is her location of standard arguments and positions in the philosophy of religion in their historical context.

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski is a highly qualified American writer. The book is lucid, elegantly written and an outstanding introduction to the field of philosophy of religion. She has done her PhD from University of California, Los Angeles, MA from University of California, Berkeley and BA from Stanford University. Chapter 1 deals with the Philosophical Approach to Religion.

Описание: Presents an introduction to the philosophy of religion. This book places key issues and debates in the philosophy of religion in their historical contexts, highlighting the conditions that led to the development of the field

Описание: Presents an introduction to the philosophy of religion. This book places key issues and debates in the philosophy of religion in their historical contexts, highlighting the conditions that led to the development of the field. It also addresses the core topics, among them the existence of God, and the problem of evil, death and the afterlife. Автор: Mann E. William, Nelson Dl Debra, Stephen Lynn, Название: Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion ISBN: 063122128X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631221289 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг

An accessible and engaging introduction to the philosophy ofreligion.Written with verve and clarity by a leading philosopher andcontributor to the fieldPlaces key issues and debates in the philosophy of religion intheir historical contexts, highlighting the conditions that led tothe development of the fieldAddresses the core topics, among them the the existence of God,the problem of evil, death and the afterlife, and the problem ofreligious diversityRich with argument, yet never obtrusiveForms part of the Fundamentals of Philosophy series, inwhich renowned scholars explore the fundamental issues and coreproblems in the major sub-disciplines of philosophy
Reviews about The Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction (5):
Oveley
I genuinely enjoyed this book, so much that, though only a quarter of it was required reading for my introductory class, I went through and read the rest of it. Zagzebski's writing is clear and accessible, even through difficult subjects. The "historical" aspect is seamlessly woven through discussion of contemporary, analytic arguments, which I appreciated. As I have progressed to graduate school, I still use this as a source book, and use its recommended readings to direct my research. Everything about this book is just what I would want from it, and would be my first recommendation for anyone looking for such an introduction.
Monn
Great Read for people who are in school to be a pastor.
Dainris
great buy
Mala
Thanks to goodreads users I am lucky to have stumbled upon this introduction to the philosophy of religion. Having read other comparable books on the topic by now, I find that Zagzebski's work still surpasses other ones, particularly thanks to its practical use, e.g. for parents.

My review is biased. This was my first book on the subject, one I decided to read "just because." So I was more curious and had more time to read this book compared to other books on the same subject. And as a beginner I lack any substantial knowledge that would allow me to point to Zagzebski's omissions or to challenge the logic in one of her arguments. Then again, this book is intended for beginners, and it excels as such. I hardly would have continued reading on the subject if it wasn't for the concise language, clarity of thought, and smart structure of this particular book. This is almost the ultimate praise an amateur reader from another discipline can give a scholarly piece of writing.

"It is possible for an unreflective belief to be strongly held, but it is not deep" (231). Although this is without a doubt a scholarly book from a highly competent professor, it felt like opening a box filled with philosophical treasures. The writing is simple and accessible, which is a difficult goal to accomplish in both philosophy and religion. The book reads almost like a conversation or class transcript. Zagzebski takes the reader on a walk through deep topics and navigates complicated discussions, careful to present several viewpoints on or approaches to a given problem.

This last point is where I see perhaps the most compelling reason to read this book. We encounter the questions it addresses in our own lives, be it for personal reasons, or when talking with friends or children; be it in the past, present, or future. When looking for answers, it is easy to end up with with just that -- answers, rather than ways to come up with own answers. I find this book to be an excellent source of knowledge when thinking about the many ways I can look at and talk about these questions from different angles. A case in point might be the question(s) one of my children could raise some day. Granted, such a use is far from what the author anticipated, but it doesn't lower its quality -- on the contrary. So I went and exchanged my library copy with a purchase from a used book store, because I am likely to reread sections from this book or the whole of it several times, whether for my own benefit or for others.
Malarad
Dr. Zagzebski is one of the best philosophers in America right now. This book is an introductory level book, which talks about classical philosophy of religion. It has a nice blend mix of western, Greek, and eastern philosophies and goes into great detail in explaining those philosophies. This book is great if you want to start learning about philosophy of religion.

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