An international team of over 100 leading scholars has been brought together to provide authoritative exposition of how history's most important philosophical thinkers - fron antiquity to the present day - have sought to analyse the concepts and tenets central to Western religious belief, especially Christianity. Divided, chronologically, into five volumes, The History of Western Philosophy of Religion is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, from the scholar looking for original insight and the latest research findings to the student wishing for a masterly encapsulation of a particular philosopher's views. It will become the standard reference in the field. Features: * Each volume opens with a general introduction, presenting an overview of philosophy of religion in the period * Each essay opens with a brief biography, then outlines and analyses that philosopher's contribution to thinking on religion, anc concludes with key further reading * Essays are cross-referenced, highlighting the development of major ideas and influences across history * Each volume closes with a chronology, presenting a contextual guide to the main religious, political, cultural and artistic events of the period * Each volume contains its own bibliography and index.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd