Each volume in the Cambridge Companions to Religion series covers major topics and key figures in theology and religious studies, contains specially commissioned essays by international scholars, and provides an accessible and stimulating introduction to the given subject for new readers and non-specialists alike.
Like the highly successful Cambridge Companions to Literature and Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, these volumes are ideal for use by students on relevant courses, and by other interested readers.
About:The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Theology
This Companion offers an up-to-date overview of the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the key philosophical concepts at the heart of Christian theology. Comprised of sixteen chapters, commissioned specially for this volume, are written by an internationally recognized team of scholars and examine topics such as the Trinity, God's necessary existence, simplicity, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, goodness, eternity and providence, the incarnation, resurrection, atonement, sin and salvation, the problem of evil, church rites, revelation and miracles, prayer, and the afterlife.
Written in non-technical, accessible language, the authors offer a synthesis of scholarship on these topics while also suggesting questions and topics for further investigation.
Contents Introduction Part I. God: 1. Trinity Ronald J. Feenstra 2. Necessity Brian Leftow 3. Simplicity Brian Davies 4. Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence William J. Wainwright 5. Goodness John E. Hare 6. Eternity and Providence William Hasker Part II. God in Relation to Creation: 7. Incarnation Katherin A. Rogers 8. Resurrection Stephen T. Davis 9. Atonement Gordon Graham 10. Sin and salvation Paul K. Moser 11. The Problem of Evil Chad Meister 12. Church William Abraham 13. Religious Rites Charles Taliaferro 14. Revelation and Miracles Sandra Menssen and Thomas D. Sullivan 15. Prayer Harriet Harris 16. Heaven and Hell Jerry L. Walls