Philosophy of Religion: Bolinda Beginner Guides
- Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
- Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-07-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion. Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn't lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, this fascinating branch of philosophy is concerned with arguments for and against religion, and what form an immortal god (or gods) would take if in existence.
Charles Taliaferro provides a clear exploration of the discipline, introducing a wide range of philosophers and covering the topics of morality and religion, evil, the afterlife, prayer, and miracles.
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By Troy on 01-03-13
Deep Thoughts, Deeper Tensions
The story of religion is the story of humanity, regardless of your own personal views on any given sect. Why and how we believe is every bit as important as what we believe. This book breaks it down, compares, contrasts, and digs into the important philosophical questions and problems that each religion poses as well as how those religions overcome those points. I found myself wanting a paper copy for review purposes of many of these questions. For the serious student of philosophy, this will be a beginner's course, but for the average person, this will launch a deeper quest. The learned of this world past and present seem to be in agreement that the unexamined life is a life not worth living, and faith untested isn't faith at all. This book, in introducing the examinations of the world's major belief systems, encourages the listener to ask such questions of their personal views as well. It's a lot of bang for your buck.
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