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Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology
Pojman's PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION offers a comprehensive sampling of newly emerging scholarship and also includes many essays that traditionally have proved successful in p[hilosophy of religion classrooms. The editor's lucid introductions preface articles by such important contemporary writers as Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, Robert Merrihew Adams, William Alston, Gar ...more
Hardcover, 582 pages
Published May 7th 2002 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published 1987)
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This guy is starting to collect dust on my shelf. I pick it up from time-to-time, but I'm convinced I'll never finish it. So here's my review. I bought Pojman's anthology because it's flat-out the most content-rich, well-balanced presentation on the subject of the existence of God, or lack thereof. Pojman includes compelling arguments for both sides. This is a thinking person's read. Since it's an anthology, it's easy to jump around, as Pojman has arranged the works in a very logical manner.
Oct 27, 2016 Sanjana Rajagopal rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I read the first three sections of this during the month of October. My professor lent the book to me and I enjoyed it as an introductory survey of different directions one could go with the God debate. I'm counting it towards my challenge bc I got through approximately 400 of the 700 pages straight, and the remaining sections were not in my area of interest--though I'm sure they would have been interesting had I picked them up when not working on non-concurrent schoolwork!
Jun 25, 2007 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in religious studies
This book does a great job of presenting both sides of religious arguments such as "Does God exist?" "Why is there evil if God exists?" "What are the attributes of God?" etc. Full of articles, essays, and lectures. I really enjoyed reading the book - it was informative, easy to read, and had good evidence for both sides of the arguments.
Made some very strong cases for his views on religion. His alternative for belief (i.e. hope) is a very interesting idea and perhaps a better alternative than atheism for those that cannot find themselves believing. Makes a generous defence of religion as an aid to ethics.
This was a great collection of essays. It was the text for my philosophy of religion class at BYU (a fantastic class.) It acted as a sort of taster for each of the authors of the different essays, so I think it's a great jumping off point for the subject.