I regret making a post out of this, but it may be the only way for me to get an answer: Where is my January 2006 issue of Faith & Philosophy?!? I’ve read similar inquiries at other blogs, but never an informed response. I’ve emailed SCP, but gotten no response. Does anyone know the truth???
Leon Wieseltier has given a sharp review of Daniel Dennett’s latest book, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon over here at the New York Times book review. I really want to get my hands on this book. If Wieseltier is right, it looks like Dennett has taken the easy road once again: Evaluate religion not by examining its truth claims, but (taking a page from Freud) by pointing out religion’s allegedly disreputable origin–which of course for Dennett is purely naturalistic.
As you may have noticed we have a new contributor to the blog here. Please welcome our newest member and fellow blogger Clint. Clint enjoys figure skating, shaving, and taking long walks on the beach. A speculative fellow he is, pondering such questions as, “Are there any objects that do not exist?” and “Is the cat really on the mat?” It is even said that he was so enraptured in thought once that he spent nearly 48 hrs pondering whether Hume himself should have been consigned to the flames.
Brian Leftow recently assumed Swinburne’s chair as the the Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford University–which is no small feat! I have been trying to find information on his Divine Ideas for a while now. As far as I can determine, this book has been dubbed”Forthcoming” for the past 10 years. Where is it? I keep finding references to it everywhere. Plantinga actually cites it in Christian Philosophy At the End of the 20th Century (1995) as already published by Ithaca: Cornell Press 1994, but the book is nowhere to be found.
Any Leftow readers out there with information?
UPDATE (2/14/06): I emailed Leftow and he sent me a pretty prompt response. He’s been working on a manuscript of Divine Ideas for a long time now but he keeps changing some of his ideas and views. He’s basically done with the thing now and the book should be out in print early next year.