Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

  • Eugene Thomas Long

Part of the Studies in Philosophy and Religion book series (STPAR, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Adriaan Peperzak
    Pages 29-39
  3. Hent de Vries
    Pages 41-56
  4. Philip L. Quinn
    Pages 57-80
  5. William Hasker
    Pages 97-114
  6. David Ray Griffin
    Pages 131-151
  7. Keith Ward
    Pages 153-169
  8. Keith E. Yandell
    Pages 171-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book


This collection of original articles, written by leading contemporary European and American philosophers of religion, is presented in celebration of the publication of the fiftieth volume of the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
Following the Editor's Introduction, John Macquarrie, Adriaan Peperzak, and Hent de Vries take up central themes in continental philosophy of religion. Macquarrie analyzes postmodernism and its influence in philosophy and theology. Peperzak argues for a form of universality different from that of modern philosophy, and de Vries analyzes an intrinsic and structural relationship between religion and the media.
The next three essays discuss issues in analytic philosophy of religion. Philip Quinn argues that religious diversity reduces the epistemic status of exclusivism and makes it possible for a religious person to be justified while living within a pluralistic environment. William Wainwright plumbs the work of Jonathan Edwards in order to better understand debates concerning freedom, determinism, and the problem of evil, and William Hasker asks whether theological incompatibilism is less inimical to traditional theism than some have supposed.
Representing the Thomist tradition, Fergus Kerr challenges standard readings of Aquinas on the arguments for the existence of God. David Griffin analyzes the contributions of process philosophy to the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion.
Illustrating comparative approaches, Keith Ward argues that the Semitic and Indian traditions have developed a similar concept of God that should be revised in view of post-Enlightenment theories of the individual and the historical. Keith Yandell explores themes in the Indian metaphysical tradition and considers what account of persons is most in accord with reincarnation and karma doctrines. Feminist philosophy of religion is represented in Pamela Anderson's article, in which she argues for a gender-sensitive and more inclusive approach to the craving for infinitude.


Religion determinism freedom issue knowledge metaphysics philosophy theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene Thomas Long
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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