John H. Hick, Philosophy of Religion (3d edition), 1983.


This new edition contains a largely new chapter on the problem of evil (including a section on the treatment of the problem in process theology). There is also a substantial expansion of the discussion of the relation between different religions, with their competing truth-claims. Other new sections are on the nature of religion; the Neo-Wittgensteinian account of religious language; and—in connection with death and immortality—the reports of people who have been resuscitated after being clinically dead. The new material thus concentrates on topics which are currently the center of considerable attention. The remainder of the text has been revised and updated. In addition, the language has been "desexized" throughout.