By Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn
In eighty five new and up-to-date essays, this entire quantity offers an authoritative consultant to the philosophy of religion.
- Includes contributions from validated philosophers and emerging stars
- 22 new entries have now been further, and all fabric from the former version has been up to date and reorganized
- Broad assurance spans the components of worldwide religions, theism, atheism, , the matter of evil, technology and faith, and ethics
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A Companion to Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn