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Aquinas and Atheism  

Brian Davies

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay aims to explain what Aquinas does and does not mean when using the word ‘God’. It also tries to explain why Aquinas thinks it reasonable to conclude that God exists and how ... More

Armageddon in Christian, Sunni, and Shia Traditions  

Michael A. Sells

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which looks at the actual or alleged cases of apocalypticism within contemporary Iranian Shi'ite, Saudi Sunni, and American Christian circles, evaluates the issue of ... More

Buddhist Economics: Scales of Value in Global Exchange  

Matthew King

In addition to summarizing key concerns in Theravāda Buddhist Economics by scholars such as E. F. Schumacher and the Thai monk Payutto, this essay explores how descriptions of the West, ... More

The Case Against Atheism  

T. J. Mawson

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay begins by remarking that the broad understanding of atheism (‘absence of belief in a God or gods’) is not a position that theism per se commits one to claiming is unreasonable. ... More

Mimetic Theories of Religion and Violence  

Wolfgang Palaver

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter concentrates on the mimetic theory of Rene Girard in evaluating foundational myths of violence. It shows Girard's notion of the scapegoating mechanism, whereby a substitute ... More

The Problem of Evil  

Michael L. Peterson

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
The problem of evil is considered to be the most formidable objection to theism and a central element in the case for atheism. This essay surveys and evaluates the two key formulations of ... More

Religion and Animals  

Aaron S. Gross

What do animals have to do with religion? This article answers this broad question with special attention to issues related to animal ethics and animal philosophy. Topics covered include ... More

Religious Diversity and a Global Ethic  

Leonard J. Swidler

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
In the past, every civilization always had at its heart a religion, “an explanation of the ultimate meaning of life, and how to live accordingly, based on some notion of the transcendent.” ... More

The Religious Problem of Evil  

James Aho

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter provides some of the answers as to how evil is experienced and why it exists. Evil explodes into the everyday world unasked and unwelcome, and has little underlying meaning ... More

Sacrifice/Human Sacrifice in Religious Traditions  

Davíd Carrasco

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter presents a survey of several contemporary, major definitions of sacrifice as forms of symbolic and performative violence. A modest discussion of patterns in the sacrifices of ... More

Skeptical Theism and The Problem of Evil  

Michael Bergmann

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
The most interesting thing about sceptical theism is its sceptical component. When sceptical theists use that component in responding to arguments from evil, they think it is reasonable ... More

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