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References and further reading

  • Alcinous (2nd century) The Handbook of Platonism, trans. J. Dillon, New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

    (Synopsis of Middle Platonism.)

  • Alston, W. (1989) Divine Nature and Human Language, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Important essays on divine action, knowledge and timelessness.)

  • Anselm (1076) Monologion, trans. J. Hopkins and H. Richardson, in J. Hopkins and H. Richardson (eds and trans) Anselm of Canterbury, Toronto, Ont.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1974, vol. 1.

    (‘Perfect-being’ account of God’s existence and nature.)

  • Anselm (1077–8) Proslogion, trans. J. Hopkins and H. Richardson, in J. Hopkins and H. Richardson (eds and trans) Anselm of Canterbury, Toronto, Ont.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1974, vol. 1.

    (Locus classicus of perfect-being theology.)

  • Aquinas, T. (1266–73) Summa theologiae, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1948.

    (Locus classicus of classical theism.)

  • Aristotle (mid 4th century) Metaphysics, trans. W.D. Ross, in R. McKeon (ed.) The Basic Works of Aristotle, New York: Random House, 1941.

    (Primary source for his philosophical theology.)

  • Augustine (397–426) Christian Doctrine, trans. F. Shaw, in P. Schaff (ed.) Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, series 1, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994, vol. 2.

    (On how to interpret Scripture.)

  • Augustine (398–425) On the Trinity, trans. A. Haddan and W. Shedd, in P. Schaff (ed.) Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, series 1, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994, vol. 3.

    (His central treatment of the nature of God.)

  • Augustine (388) On the Morals of the Manichaeans, trans. R. Stothert, in P. Schaff (ed.) Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, series 1, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994, vol. 4.

    (Polemical work, on ethics and metaphysics.)

  • Boethius, A.M.S. (c. 522–4) The Consolation of Philosophy, trans. V.E. Watt, New York: Penguin, 1969.

    (On the nature of happiness, luck, freedom and divine foreknowledge.)

  • Chrysostom, J. (390–8) Homilies on St. John, trans. P. Schaff, in P. Schaff (ed.) Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, series 1, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994, vol. 14.

    (Series of occasionally philosophical sermons.)

  • Cicero (45) De natura deorum, trans. H. Rackham, On the Nature of the Gods, London: Heinemann, 1933.

    (Rich source of Graeco-Roman philosophical theology.)

  • Davis, S.T. (1983) Logic and the Nature of God, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

    (Readable account of central divine attributes; slightly harder than Morris (1991).)

  • Duns Scotus, J. (c. 1306) On the First Principle, trans. A. Wolter, Chicago, IL: Franciscan Herald Press, 1966.

    (Fullest version of his argument for God’s existence, compact outline of his view of God.)

  • Durkheim, É. (1915) The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, London: Allen & Unwin.

    (Sociological account of religion.)

  • Freud, S. (1927) The Future of an Illusion, trans. J. Strachey, New York: W.W. Norton, 1961.

    (Psychological critique of religious belief.)

  • Hartshorne, C. (1948) The Divine Relativity, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Exposition of ‘process’ panentheism.)

  • Hartshorne, C. and Reese, W. (1953) Philosophers Speak of God, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (Selective, idiosyncratic history, coloured by the authors’ panentheist views.)

  • Levine, M. (1994) Pantheism, New York: Routledge.

    (Fullest presentation of this view to date.)

  • Morris, T.V. (1987) The Concept of God, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (Collection of important recent articles. Rigorous but not technical.)

  • Morris, T.V. (1991) Our Idea of God, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

    (Good introduction to issues in philosophical theology.)

  • Plato (c. 380–367) Republic, trans. G.M.A. Grube and C.D.C. Reeve, Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 1992.

    (The nature of justice, in individuals and society.)

  • Plato (c. 366–360) Timaeus, trans. B. Jowett, in E. Hamilton and H. Cairns (eds) Collected Dialogues of Plato, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1961.

    (His cosmology, with some attention to philosophical theology.)

  • Plotinus (c. 250–66) Enneads II, trans. A.H. Armstrong, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979.

    (First Neoplatonist metaphysical system.)

  • Proclus (c. 460–70) Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides , trans. G. Morrow and J. Dillon, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.

    (Really an exposition of Neoplatonist metaphysics and theology.)

  • Sontag, F. (1962) Divine Perfection, New York: Harper.

    (Impressionistic account of relevant intuitions.)

  • Swinburne, R. (1993) The Coherence of Theism, New York: Oxford University Press, revised edn.

    (Clear, careful treatment of central divine attributes.)

  • Tillich, P. (1955) Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (On religion’s relation to philosophy.)

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