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Philosophy of religion is "the philosophical examination of the central themes and concepts involved in religious traditions." These sorts of philosophical discussion are ancient, and can be found in the earliest known manuscripts concerning philosophy. The field is related to many other branches of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.
The philosophy of religion differs from religious philosophy in that it seeks to discuss questions regarding the nature of religion as a whole, rather than examining the problems brought forth by a particular belief system. It is designed such that it can be carried out dispassionately by those who identify as believers or non-believers. It is sometimes distinguished from "religious philosophy", the philosophical thinking that is inspired and directed by religion, such as Christian philosophy and Islamic philosophy. Instead, philosophy of religion is the philosophical thinking about religion, which can be carried out dispassionately by a believer and non-believer alike.
This category has the following 18 subcategories, out of 18 total.
- ► Epistemology of religion (4 C, 35 P)
- ► Free will (3 C, 61 P)
- ► Gifford Lectures (7 P)
- ► Holiness (5 C, 14 P)
- ► Nontheism (7 C, 23 P)
- ► Philosophy of religion stubs (139 P)
Pages in category "Philosophy of religion"
The following 129 pages are in this category, out of 129 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
- Agnostic atheism
- Agnostic theism
- Alam al Mulk
- Alvin Plantinga's free-will defense
- Argument from beauty
- Argument from nonbelief
- Argument from poor design
- Argument from reason
- Argument from religious experience
- Atheism dispute
- Atheist's Wager
- Augustinian theodicy
- Parable of the Invisible Gardener
- Perennial philosophy
- Persian Letters
- Phenomenology of religion
- Philosophical theology
- Practical atheism
- The Primordial Tradition
- Principled Distance
- Problem of evil
- Problem of evil in Hinduism
- Problem of Hell
- Problem of religious language
- Problem of the creator of God