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Philosophy and Religion

Oxford handbook of contemporary philosophy / edited by Frank Jackson and Michael Smith.
Jackson and Smith have assembled over 30 distinguished scholars to contribute surveys in the principal areas of research in philosophy, including metaphysics, the philosophy of language and epistemology. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. Description:xii, 904 p. ; 24 cm.

A Kant Dictionary
Title: A Kant dictionary [computer file] / Howard Caygill. Edition: [Pbk. rpt. ed., 2000] Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Reference, 2000, 1995. Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 --Language --Glossaries, etc.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought
Title: The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought [electronic resource] / edited by Alister E. McGrath. Edition: [Pbk. rpt. ed., 1999]. Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999, 1993.

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics
Title: The Blackwell encyclopedic dictionary of business ethics [electronic resource] / edited by Patricia H. Werhane and R. Edward Freeman. Publisher: Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 1998.

Blackwell Guide to Epistemology
Blackwell guide to epistemology [electronic resource] / edited by John Greco and Ernest Sosa. Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999. Description:ix, 464 p. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Knowledge, Theory of.

Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory
The Blackwell guide to ethical theory edited by Hugh LaFollette. Publisher: Oxford, OX, UK ; Malden, Mass., USA : Blackell Publishers, 2000. Description: x, 446 p. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Ethics.

Companion to Feminist Philosophy
Title: A companion to feminist philosophy [electronic resource] / edited by Alison M. Jaggar and Iris Marion Young. Edition: [1st pbk. ed., 2000]. Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2000, 1998. Description: xvii, 703 p. ; 26 cm.

Companion to the Philosophers
Title: A companion to the philosophers [electronic resource] / edited by Robert L. Arrington ; advisory editors, John Beversluis ... [et al.]. Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999. Description: xix, 696 p. ; 26 cm.

Companion to the Philosophy of Religion
Title: A companion to the philosophy of religion [electronic resource] / edited by Philip L. Quinn and Charles Taliaferro. Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999. Description: xvi, 639 p. ; 25 cm.

Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy
Title: A concise dictionary of Indian philosophy [electronic resource] : Sanskrit terms defined in English / John Grimes. Edition: New, rev. ed. Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1996.

Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Title: Concise Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy [electronic resource]. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.

Cults in America: A Reference Handbook
Title: Cults in America [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / James R. Lewis. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998. Description: xii, 232 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.

Dictionary of World Philosophy
Title: Dictionary of world philosophy [electronic resource] / A. Pablo Iannone. Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.

Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy
Title: The Edinburgh encyclopedia of Continental philosophy [computer file] / general editor, Simon Glendinning. Publisher: Edinburgh : University Press, c1999.

Encyclopedia of Angels
Title: Encyclopedia of angels [computer file] / Rosemary Ellen Guiley. Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, c1996.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society is composed of almost 900 entries arranged in alphabetical order. The entries range in length from about 500 words to almost 11,000 words. The Encyclopedia embraces commerce in all its ethical and social dimensions. This ambition requires comprehensive and fairly lengthy essays on such crucial topics as justice, freedom, stakeholder theory, and regulation. At the other end of the spectrum, very brief essays introduce important personages in the field, while other similarly brief entries explain the nature and function of various organizations.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development
This encyclopedia aims to provide a better understanding the similarities and differences between world religions and spiritualities, between expressions of the divine and between experiences of the transcendent. It does so, however, with a focus on the development of religiosity and spirituality.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Title: Ethics [electronic resource] / edited by John K. Roth. Edition: Rev. ed. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2005. Description: 3 v. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Heidegger Dictionary
Title: A Heidegger dictionary [electronic resource] / Michael Inwood. Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999. (Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries)

Hutchinson Dictionary of World Mythology
Title: The Hutchinson dictionary of world mythology [electronic resource]. Publisher: Abingdon : Helicon Pub., c2005.

Hutchinson Dictionary of World Religions
Title: The Hutchinson dictionary of world religions [electronic resource]. Publisher: Abingdon [U.K.] : Helicon, c2005.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) is a free online encyclopedia on philosophical topics and philosophers founded by James Fieser in 1995. The current general editors are James Fieser and Bradley Dowden. The staff also includes numerous area editors as well as volunteers. While of high quality, the encyclopedia is in general more accessible and introductory than the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Viewed on March 16, 2008 Wikipedia).

Islamic Desk Reference
Title: Islamic desk reference [computer file] / compiled from The encyclopedia of Islam by E. van Donzel. Encyclopedia of Islam. Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994.

Jewish religion: a Companion
Title: The Jewish religion [computer file] : a companion / Louis Jacobs. Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Léxico Técnico de Filosofía Medieval
Title: Léxico técnico de filosofía medieval [electronic resource] / Silvia Magnavacca. Publisher: Madrid : Miño y Dávila, 2005. Philosophy, Medieval --Dictionaries.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

Oxford Companion to Philosophy
Title: The Oxford companion to philosophy [computer file] / edited by Ted Honderich. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1995. Description: xviii, 1009 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
Title: The Oxford dictionary of philosophy [computer file] / Simon Blackburn. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Oxford Dictionary of Saints
Title: The Oxford dictionary of saints [computer file] / David Hugh Farmer. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997

Oxford Dictionary of Saints
Oxford dictionary of saints/David Hugh Farmer. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher:New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. Description: xxv, 547 p. ; 20 cm. Christian saints --Biography --Dictionaries. Christian saints --Great Britain --Biography --Dictionaries. Christian saints --Ireland --Biography --Dictionaries.

Oxford handbook of aesthetics / edited by Jerrold Levinson.
Jerrold Levinson has assembled a range of talent to contribute 48 essays, to produce a comprehensive guide to the theory, application, history and future of the field of aesthetics. Originally published: 2003. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description:xv, 821 p. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of American philosophy / edited by Cheryl Misak.
In this collective study of the development of philosophy in America from the 18th century to the present, leading experts examine distinctive features of American philosophy, trace notable themes, and consider the legacy of key figures, such as Emerson, James and Dewey. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:xiii, 642 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of biblical studies / edited by J.W. Rogerson and Judith M. Lieu
Bibilical studies is a highly technical and diverse field. This authoritative survey of original research contains contributions from leading figures who review and analyze current thinking, and who also give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:xviii, 896 p. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of bioethics
The aim of this Handbook is to provide an up-to-date picture of the state of the art in bioethics. It makes no attempt to cover every issue in the field. It is a selective representation of some of the most important issues in contemporary bioethics. The chapters are surveys in that they inform the reader of what has been happening recently in each area, through a discussion of the relevant literature. At the same time, they are not neutral, encyclopedia-like articles, but original essays that reflect the particular ‘take’ of their authors. They are not intended for undergraduates or general readers, but rather for those with some knowledge of the field (scholars and graduate students) who want an authoritative and stimulating account of bioethics today.

Oxford handbook of continental philosophy / edited by Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen.
This is a guide to the major themes of the continental European tradition in philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries. The contributors provide a thematic treatment of continental philosophy, treating its subject matter philosophically and not simply as a series of museum pieces from the history of ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. Description:xi, 812 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of early Christian studies / edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and David G. Hunter
A wide-ranging collection of authoritative accounts covering all major areas of research in early Christian studies by a distinguished team of international authors. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xxvii, 1020 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of English literature and theology/edited by Andrew Hass, David Jasper and Elisabeth Jay.
This volume contains fifty essays from an international community of scholars involving the relationship between two disciplines. The contributors were invited to address key moments and developments in the mutual engagement of theology and literature, and they were given considerable freedom to shape their response to this challenge as they wished. The result is a volume which amply demonstrates the productive diversity of approach called forth when experts in their various fields are invited to engage in interdisciplinary study.

Oxford handbook of epistemology / edited by Paul K. Moser
Containing 19 articles by top philosophers on various aspects of the theory of knowledge, this work surveys the field and makes original contributions to contemporary debates. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:x, 595 p. ; 24 cm.

Oxford handbook of eschatology / edited by Jerry L. Walls.
Eschatology is the study of the 'last things': death, judgment the afterlife, and the end of the world. 'The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology' will provide an important critical survey of this diverse body of thought and practice. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:xviii, 724 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of ethical theory / edited by David Copp.
This handbook is a comprehensive reference work in ethical theory consisting of commissioned articles by leading scholars. The first part treats metaethics and the second part normative ethical theory. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. Description:xiv, 665 p. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of free will / edited by Robert Kane
This is a comprehensive reference work that provides an exhaustive guide to scholarship on the perennial problem of free will. Originally published: 2002 New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description:xvii, 638 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of global religions / edited by Mark Juergensmeyer.
This is a reference for understanding world religious societies in their contemporary global diversity. Comprising 60 essays the volume focuses on communities rather than beliefs, symbols or rites. New York : Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006. Description:xxii, 651 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of Jewish studies / edited by Martin Goodman ; associate editors, Jeremy Cohen and David Sorkin.
This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel. Originally published: 2002. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description:xiv, 1037 p. ; 25 cm

Oxford handbook of metaphysics / edited by Michael J. Loux and Dean W. Zimmerman.
Some of the world's specialists provide in this handbook essays about what kinds of things there are, in what ways they exist, and how they relate to each other. They give the word on such topics as identity, modality, time, causation, persons and minds, freedom, and vagueness. Originally published: 2003. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description:xi, 724 p. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of new religious movements / edited by James R. Lewis
The study of new religious movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This handbook covers the current state of the field, with contributions drawn equally from scholars of sociology and religious studies. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. Description:xv, 544 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of philosophy and neuroscience / edited by John Bickle.
Publisher:New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009. Description:752 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. This title is a collection of interdisciplinary research from contributors including both philosophers and neuroscientists. Topics covered include the neurobiology of learning and memory perception and sensation, neurocomputational modelling neuroanatomy, neuroethics, and neurology and clinical neuropsychology.

Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
Title: The Oxford handbook of philosophy of mathematics and logic [electronic resource] / edited by Stewart Shapiro. Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description: xv, 833 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of philosophy of mind / edited by Brian P. McLaughlin with Ansgar Beckermann and Sven Walter.
This is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide ever published to the state of the art in philosophy of mind, a flourishing area of research. An outstanding team of contributors offer 45 new critical surveys of a wide range of topics. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2009. Description:xv, 815 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of philosophy of religion / edited by William J. Wainright.
The second half of the 20th-century was an especially fruitful period, seeing new developments in logic and epistemology to mount both sophisticated defences of, and attacks on, religious claims. Each chapter of this handbook is representative of a distinct viewpoint related to these issues. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2007?] Description:x, 550 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of Plato / edited by Gail Fine.
'The Oxford Handbook of Plato' offers 20 chapters, written by leading scholars, on Plato's dialogues and the basic philosophical issues of interest to Plato which remain central in philosophy. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xi, 604 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of practical ethics / edited by Hugh LaFollette.
This is a guide to contemporary thought on ethical issues in all areas of human activity - personal, medical, sexual, social, political, judicial, and international, from the natural world to the world of business. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. Description:xvii, 772 p. ; 25 cm.

Oxford handbook of presocratic philosophy / edited by Patricia Curd and Daniel W. Graham.
This handbook brings together leading international scholars to study the diverse figures, movements, and approaches that constitute presocratic philosophy. The study presents interpretations and evaluations of the Presocratics' accomplishments, from Thales to the sophists and from theology to science. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xii, 588 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of rationality / edited by Alfred R. Mele, Piers Rawling.
Rationality has long been a central topic in philosophy, crossing standard divisions and categories. 'The Oxford Handbook of Rationality' is a reference to the current state of play in this vital and interdisciplinary area of study. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004. Description:xii, 477 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

Oxford handbook of religion and ecology / edited by Roger S. Gottlieb.
Exploring traditional religious concepts of and attitudes towards nature and how these have been changed by the environmental crisis, this work looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions and examines religious participation in environmental politics. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006. Description:xxi, 662 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of religion and emotion / edited by John Corrigan
This volume collects essays under four categories: religious traditions, religious life, emotional states, and historical and theoretical perspectives. They describe the ways in which emotions affect various world religions, and analyse the manner in which certain components of religious represent and shape emotional performance. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xii, 522 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of religion and science / edited by Philip Clayton and Zachary Simpson, associate editor.
The field of science & religion is exploding in popularity among academics & the reading public. Written by leading experts, this book presents an introduction to the debate. Offering a treatment of questions of methodology & implications for life & practice, it also includes sections devoted to the major scientific disciplines. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006. Description:xvi, 1023 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of skepticism / edited by John Greco.
In the history of philosophical thought, few themes loom as large as skepticism. This text contains articles explaining important kinds of skeptical reasoning, focuses on responses to skeptical arguments, and concentrates on important contemporary issues revolving around skepticism. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008. Description:xii, 610 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of systematic theology / edited by John Webster, Kathryn Tanner, Iain Torrance
This is a set of original and authoritative accounts, by a distinguished international team of authors, of all the major areas of current research in Christian systematic theology offering a thorough survey of the state of the discipline and of its prospects for those undertaking research and teaching in the field. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. Description:xi, 708 p. ; 26 cm.

Oxford handbook of theological ethics / edited by Gilbert Meilaender and William Werpehowski
What are the practical and theoretical issues that concern and shape theological ethics? This handbook offers a guide to the discipline. Written by an international group of 30 scholars the book is aimed at all students and academics who want to explore more fully essential topics in Christian ethics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. Description:ix, 546 p. ; 25 cm.

Philosopher’s Dictionary
Title: The philosopher’s dictionary [computer file] / Robert Martin. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, 1994.

Religion in the Schools: a Reference Handbook
Religion in the schools [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / James John Jurinski. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998. Description: xvii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Introduction -- Diversity of religion in America -- Historical background -- Key conflict areas -- Attempts to amend the Constitution -- Looking ahead -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- Documents, court cases and quotations -- Directory of organizations and associations -- Selected print and nonprint resources.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
SEP is a dynamic reference work that maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. You can cite fixed editions that are created on a quarterly basis and stored in our Archives (every entry contains a link to its complete archival history, identifying the fixed edition the reader should cite). The Table of Contents lists entries that are published or assigned. The Projected Table of Contents also lists entries which are currently unassigned but nevertheless projected.

The Oxford handbook of philosophical theology / edited by Thomas P. Flint and Michael C. Rea.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009. Description:xi, 609 p. ; 26 cm. Format:Book Subjects:Philosophical theology. Philosophical theology aims at achieving a theoretical understanding of the nature and attributes of God and of God's relationship to the world and its inhabitants. This book contains 26 essays which cover theological prolegomena, divine attributes, God and creation, topics in Christian philosophy, and much more.

Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms
Title: Westminster dictionary of theological terms [electronic resource] / Donald K. McKim. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, c1996.