I’ve already linked to hundreds of books and articles on my page for 100+ Philosophers of Religion and Their Best Work. But what does “best” mean, there? Truth be told, it means something like “most cited on the topic of philosophy of religion.”
So this time I’m asking Ph.D.-carrying philosophers to share with us their favorite work(s) in philosophy of religion – excluding their own.
If you’re a Ph.D.-carrying philosopher who has published at least one philosophy of religion article in a peer-reviewed journal, please tell me one or two of your favorite works in philosophy of religion and I’ll add your selections to the list!
Here’s the list so far, newest additions at the top:
- Aleksander Santrac: Van Inwagen, The Problem of Evil (2006); Phillips, The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God (2005).
- Timothy O’Connor: Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief (2000); Stump, Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (2010).
- David McNaughton: Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952); Swinburne, The Existence of God (1979).
- Thomas Crisp: Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief (2000); Alston, Perceiving God (1991); Swinburne, Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy (1991).
- Erik Wielenberg: Smith, Ethical and Religious Thought in Analytic Philosophy of Language (1998); Wainwright, Religion and Morality (2005).
- Erik Baldwin: Plantinga, The Warrant Trilogy1; Swinburne, The Theism Trilogy2.
- Kevin Timpe: Van Inwagen, The Problem of Evil (2006); Trakakis, The End of Philosophy of Religion (2009).
- Wes Morriston: Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779); James, “The Will to Believe” (1896).
- Alvin Plantinga: Alston, Perceiving God (1991).
- Matt McCormick: Martin, Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (1989); Oppy, Arguing about Gods (2006).
- Richard Otte: Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief (2000); Earman, Hume’s Abject Failure (2000).
- Andrei Buckareff: Johnston, Saving God (2009); Bishop, Believing by Faith (2007).
- Gregory Dawes: Draper, “Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists” (1989).
- Douglas Groothuis: Moreland, Scaling the Secular City (1987).
- Klaas Kraay: Plantinga, The Nature of Necessity (1974).
- J. Brian Pitts: Olson, Science and Religion, 1450-1900: From Copernicus to Darwin (2006).
- Richard Carrier: Martin, “Does the Evidence Confirm Theism More Than Naturalism?” (1984).
- Graham Oppy: Sobel, Logic and Theism (2004).
- Nick Trakakis: Plantinga, “Reason and Belief in God” (1983).
- Matt Flannagan: Plantinga, “Reason and Belief in God” (1983); Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief (2000); Alston, Perceiving God (1991).