Philosophy of religion in the twentieth century

Stewart Sutherland

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263051
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734090 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Philosophy of religion in the twentieth century

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This chapter discusses the philosophy of religion during the twentieth century. The influence of Immanuel Kant and David Hume on the discussion of theological and religious issues by philosophers is examined in the first section. The dual role of philosophy and the main forms of interaction between philosophy and theology are discussed in the next section. The chapter also examines three main themes: the nature and significance of religious experience, the attempts in the twentieth century to deal with some of the links between religion and reason, and the interaction between religious and moral beliefs.

Keywords: philosophy of religion; Immanuel Kant; David Hume; theological issues; role of philosophy; forms of interaction; theology and philosophy; religious experience; religion and reason; moral beliefs

Chapter.  6941 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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