Philosophy of Religion, 3rd edition
Access to Religion and Philosophy Series

By Peter Cole
July 2008
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780340957783
174 pages
$29.50 Paper Original

Each book in the Access to Religion and Philosophy series provides a concise and readable introduction to a key area in religious studies and philosophy for A Level students. The third edition of Philosophy of Religion has been updated in line with the revised 2008 A level specification requirements.

It examines key issues including the proofs for the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering and the relationship between mind, body and religious language. It provides a solid basis for those who are starting A level courses in Religious Studies or Philosophy. The new edition combines all the strengths of the second edition with a new design and features to make the content more accessible to all students in order to develop their understanding of the topic.

New features include: - Key questions throughout the chapters to help students focus on the key issues - Key terms defined and explained throughout the chapters - Profiles of key individuals - their contribution and significance - More summary diagrams throughout to aid revision - Revision checklists at the end of chapters - New exam-style questions and tips at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Tools for the Job
Chapter 2 The nature of God
Chapter 3 The existence of God - the ontological argument
Chapter 4 The existence of God - the cosmological argument
Chapter 5 The existence of God - the teleological argument
Chapter 6 The existence of God - the moral argument
Chapter 7 The existence of God - the religious experience argument
Chapter 8 Miracles
Chapter 9 The value of theistic proof
Chapter 10 Faith and reason
Chapter 11 The problem of evil
Chapter 12 The mind and body problem
Chapter 13 Life after death
Chapter 14 Religious language

About the Author(s):
Peter Cole is an experienced author, teacher and examiner.

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