Religious Philosophy Series

What can philosophy contribute to the study of religion? Contrary to the widespread belief that philosophical reflection and the academic study of religion are independent ventures best pursued separately, the Religious Philosophy series of books demonstrates that the study of religion needs philosophy—in the form of multidisciplinary comparative inquiry. These books demonstrate the possibility and importance of religious philosophy so conceived, and traces its tasks and types and traditions as they arc across the world’s religions and philosophies. Framed as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, religious philosophy is a field related to but broader than, and without some of the difficulties of, traditional philosophy of religion. Collectively, these books articulate a future for the philosophy of religion in the modern secular university.

  • Volume 1: Religious Philosophy as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry (SUNY, 2010)
  • Volume 2: Science and Religious Anthropology (Ashgate, 2009)
  • Volume 3: Science and Ultimate Reality (Ashgate, forthcoming, 2014)
  • Volume 4: Science and Religion: A Problem-Oriented Approach (planned)
  • Volume 5: Comparative Natural Theology (in preparation)
  • Volume 6: Religious and Spiritual Experiences (Cambridge, 2011)
  • Volume 7: Religious Language (planned)
  • Volume 8: Effing the Ineffable: Unconventional Essays in Religious Philosophy (in preparation)

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