Historical selections in the philosophy of religion

edited by Ninian Smart

This book provides a series of selections from what has been written in this field by past Western philosophers. Topics treated include the proofs of the existence of God, immortality, free will, religious language and the nature of belief. After extracts from Plato, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Anselm and Aquinas, the main period represented is that from Lord Herbert of Cherbury and Descartes to the present century, but no living philosopher is included. Biographical, philosophical and bibliographical notes introduce each selection, to make the student's task easier. But no attempt is made to assess the validity of the reasonings of the philosophers represented, since this would destroy much of the value of the direct encounter with them which this book aims to provide. The present volume aims not only to give a sound background, but also to reflect some contemporary philosophical concerns. Although it has been produced primarily with theological students and teachers in mind, it ought to be useful to anyone else who reflects about religion,

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書名 Historical selections in the philosophy of religion
著作者等 Smart, Ninian
シリーズ名 The library of philosophy and theology
出版元 S.C.M. Press
刊行年月 1962
ページ数 510 p. , 23 cm
大きさ H234 x W156
ISBN 9780334046288
NCID BA29730202
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス