The Philosophy of Religion

A Very Short Introduction

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Tim Bayne
Very Short Introductions
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , April
     160 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Ryne Beddard forthcoming.


Philosophy of religion contains some of our most burning questions about the role of religion in the world, and the relationship between believers and God. Tim Bayne considers the core debates surrounding the concept of God; the relationship between faith and reason; and the problem of evil, before looking at reincarnation and the afterlife.

  • Introduces the contentious and challenging field of philosophy of religion in clear, accesible prose
  • Examines the nature of religious language, and how this influences understandings of religious texts and beliefs
  • Discusses the concept of God, providing an overview of the most influential arguments for the existence of God
  • Explores the relationship between faith and reason, and considers what role reason should play in religious contexts
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Tim Bayne is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University (Melbourne), having taught previously at Macquarie University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford. He has published widely in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion, and is the author of The Unity of Consciousness (OUP, 2010) and Thought: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2013).

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