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Religion by Brendan Sweetman


Religion by Brendan Sweetman

Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, these books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion to further study. A core area in the study of philosophy, the philosophy of religion is a subject of growing contemporary interest. It encompasses some of the most fascinating questions of all: does God exist?; what is God's nature?; why does God allow evil?; what is a religious experience?; are religion and science compatible?; what relevance does evolution have for religious belief?; and questions concerning the challenge of religious pluralism, a topic of great contemporary relevance. Written with the specific needs of students new to philosophy in mind, Religion: Key Concepts in Philosophy covers the work of major thinkers, and outlines clearly the central questions and arguments encountered in studying the philosophy of religion. This is an engaging and clear introduction to a major component of the undergraduate philosophy curriculum, as well as being an ideal support for general readers.

About the Author

Brendan Sweetman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy, Rockhurst University, USA. He is the co-editor of Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology (OUP, 1992).

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Publication date

12th April 2007


Brendan Sweetman

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


176 pages


Philosophy of religion



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