A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable resource for students and scholars. Covering historical and contemporary figures, arguments, and terms, it offers an overview of the vital themes that make philosophy of religion the growing, vigorous field that it is today. It covers world religions and sources from east and west. Entries have been crafted for clarity, succinctness, and engagement.
This second edition includes new entries, extended coverage of non-Christian topics, as well as revisions and updates throughout.
The first edition was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.
A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion is more than a dictionary, it is a tremendous achievement. The significantly updated 2nd edition guides the reader through a breathtaking exploration of key ideas and figures from both eastern and western traditions. It also contains an updated essay on the state of play in the field, along with other excellent resources of value to students and teacher. It will surely become an essential companion to anyone with an interest in the intersection of philosophy and religion.
—Victoria Harrison, Professor of Philosophy, University of Macau, China
Taliaferro and Marty have brought together a fine team of scholars to produce an up-to-date, concise philosophy of religion dictionary that will ably serve both the novice and the scholar. Besides the accessible, succinct entries, the dictionary contains certain bonus features: excellent introductory material, a useful philosophical/historical timeline, and an extensive bibliography for further reading. A terrific resource!
—Paul Copan, Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University
In conversation with some of the finest philosophical minds of our day, Taliaferro and Marty have crafted the quintessential philosophy of religion dictionary. Engaging, au courant, and filled with luminous definitions and clever examples, this unique and cross-cultural work offers a rich learning experience for both neophytes and experts. This resource is a truly outstanding accomplishment.
—Chad V. Meister, Professor of Philosophy, Bethel College
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Charles Taliaferro is Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College, USA, and is the author of Consciousness and the Mind of God (Cambridge University Press), Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press), Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell), Dialogues About God (Rowman and Littlefield), Philosophy of Religion: A Beginners Guide (OneWorld Press) and the co-author of Naturalism (Eerdmans). He is the co-editor of A Companion to Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell), Cambridge Platonist Spirituality (Paulist Press), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology (Cambridge University Press). He was the philosophy of religion area editor of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, second edition (MacMillan) and is on the editorial board of Religious Studies, Sophia, Blackwell’s Philosophy Compass, American Philosophical Quarterly, and Ars Disputandi.
Elsa J. Marty is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, USA, with a focus on theological anthropology and religion in India. She is the co-editor of A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion