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Title: Review of 'John Hick: A Critical Introduction and Reflection': by David Cheetham
Contributor(s): Gray, FM (author)
Publication Date: 2004
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: David Cheetham's text, 'John Hick: A Critical Introduction and Reflection' is an extensive introduction to the equally extensive work of philosopher of religion, John Hick. Cheetham traces the development of Hick's thinking from Hick's early adoption of phenomenological approaches ('experiencing-as') to his articulation of a religious pluralism that attempts to read together the world's major religious traditions. Cheetham engages with Hick's defenders and critics, painstakingly analysing the themes which have occupied the minds of philosophers of religion during the twentieth century. Hence we are introduced to the work of Augustine, Irenaeus, Anthony Flew, Terence Penelhum, Richard Swinburne, amongst others.The themes around which these philosophers have focused their work,many of which are 'mainstream' philosophical issues, and which Hick highlights in his own work: realism and anti-realism, metaphysical dualism, belief and knowledge, soul-making and life after death, are some of the most difficult questions on the philosophical agenda.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 4(4), p. 1-7 paragraphs
Publisher: Igitur, Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services
Place of Publication: online
ISSN: 1566-5399
Field of Research (FOR): 220399 Philosophy not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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