Philosophy and Religion

Pages: 218
Subject: Philosophy
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Philosophy and Religion

From Plato to Postmodernism

M.J. Charlesworth

This title presents a core text for undergraduates and those interested in the relationship between philosophy and religion. Five chapters track the many different theories of philosophy and religion, from medieval times, through the Enlightenment, to the latest postmodern theories
9781851683079 (19 Aug 2002)
RRP £21.00 / US$30.00

The Book

From the Greek philosophers to the Postmodernist theories of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty, this authoritative survey encompasses over two thousand years of interaction between philosophical and religious thought. Exploring the various ways in which philosophy can relate to the monotheistic religions, Charlesworth follows a chronological pattern, considering both major and lesser-known philosophers.

Additional Information

Subject Philosophy
Pages 218
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

Max Charlesworth was formerly Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University, Australia, and is the author of a number of books on the philosophy of religion, including 'St Anselm's 'proslogion', 'The problem of religious language' and 'Religious Inventions'. He is an expert on Australian Aboriginal religions, and has edited a number of studies in this area.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1. Philosophy as Religion 11

2. Philosophy as the handmaid of Religion 47

3. Philosophy as making room for faith 85

4. Philosophy as the anaylsis of religious language 133

5. Philosophyt as Postmodernist critique of the religious domain 155

6. conclusion 173