Professor David Stewart called upon his 30 years of teaching experience to introduce readers to the important study of faith and reason. Beginning students often find primary sources alone too difficult so this text offers primary source materials by a variety of significant philosophers–including a balanced blend of classical and contemporary authors–but the materials are supported by clearly written introductions, which better prepare readers to understand the subject matter.
Combines features of a textbook and a reader, offering students with a limited background in philosophy help in understanding readings from primary sources. The 28 readings were chosen as having a permanent place in the philosophy of religion, but are presented in no particular order. They cover religious experience, arguments for God's existence, faith and reason, religious language, evil, human destiny, and religion and life. Neither the glossary nor the biographical sketches includes pronunciation guides. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.