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Analytic Philosophy of Religion


Part of the Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion book series (HCPR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. James F. Harris
    Pages 28-76
  3. James F. Harris
    Pages 141-193
  4. James F. Harris
    Pages 194-233
  5. James F. Harris
    Pages 330-373
  6. James F. Harris
    Pages 374-412
  7. James F. Harris
    Pages 413-426
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 427-433

About this book


When Gene Long, editor of Kluwer's Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion Series, first invited me to write the volume on Analytic Philosophy of Religion, I accepted with great enthusiasm. My only explanation for that enthusiasm now is that I was younger and more naive at the time. Soon after starting work on the volume, my enthusiasm was dampened by the daunting magnitude of the task. I began as a sprinter and quickly settled into the pace of a long-distance runner. Although I considered myself well read in the subject, I soon discovered that I had a great deal of research to do to be confident that I had considered all of the major contributions to the various discussions, issues, and of religion. As I read more and more problems found within analytic philosophy books and articles, I realized that I had rushed into a territory already well trodden by the angels. I am greatly impressed by the sophistication and subtlety of philosophical argument that characterize the different debates in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. This volume covers a vast amount of material. I have endeavored to provide the fairest possible reading of different authors, and, in cases where I include my own critical evaluations and develop my own positions, I have endeavored to provide the strongest possible interpretations of the positions I criticize.


Religion language philosophy of religion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The College of William and Mary in VirginiaUSA

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