6. Find the online Texts

A proper study of the philosophy of religion must include a survey of the history of the subject. Such great philosophers as St Thomas Aquinas, St Anselm of Canterbury, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant have greatly influenced its development. Indeed, even the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle made substantial contributions to the philosophy of religion. To fully appreciate contemporary philosophy of religion, one must understand classical philosophy of religion.

From this section you can link and go to various classic philosophical texts relating to God and philosophy. I will expand the reference links continuously, so as to enrich it and make it grow over time to include some less well known works as well as the celebrated classics. First in this collection are St Anselm’s Proslogium, Gaunilo’s On Behalf of the Fool, David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion, and John Stuart Mill’s Theism.

The versions of the texts presented here are, I believe, in the public domain, and so can be reproduced freely.

Happy reading!

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