Philosophy of Religion: The Basics.pdf
Richard E. Creel taught philosophy and religion at Ithaca College (NY) for 30 years, during which time he served as chair of his department and president of the New York State Philosophical Association. Creel published numerous articles in philosophy journals and three books: Religion & Doubt: Toward a Faith of Your Own (1977, 1991), Divine Impassibility: An Essay in Philosophical Theology (1986), and Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to Critical Reflection and Rational Dialogue (2001). After retirement Creel was designated an Emeritus Professor for outstanding contributions.
Philosophy of Religion: The Basics offers a concise introduction to philosophy of religion, distilling key discussions and concepts of the subject to their succinct essence, providing a truly accessible entry into the subject. A truly accessible introduction to philosophy of religion for beginners Takes a topical approach, starting with the nature of religion and moving the reader through the major concepts, explaining how topics connect and point to one another Offers a thorough and full treatment of diverse conceptions of God, the ontological argument, and divine attributes and dilemmas A genuinely concise introduction, this text can be used alongside other resources without overtaxing students Represents over 30 years of experience teaching to undergraduates Includes a free downloadable file with key excerpts and additions to help students study