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Experience, Explanation and Faith : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.

Author/Creator:
O'Hear, Anthony.
Publication:
London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (432 pages)
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion Ser.
Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion Ser.
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Subjects:
Religion -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In this book Anthony O'Hear examines the reasons that are given for religious faith. His approach is firmly within the classical tradition of natural theology, but an underlying theme is the differences between the personal Creator of the Bible or the Koran and a God conceived of as the indeterminate ground of everything determinate. Drawing on several religious traditions and on the resources of contemporary philosophy, specific chapters analyse the nature of religious faith and of religious experience. They examine connections between religion and morality, and religion and human knowledge - the cosmological, teleological and ontological arguments, process thought, and the problem that evil presents for religion. The final chapter returns to the inherently dogmatic nature of religious faith and concludes that rational people should look beyond religion for the fulfilment of their spiritual needs.
Contents:
Cover
Half Title
Title Page
Copyright Page
Original Title Page
Original Copyright Page
Dedication
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. Faith and Religious Life
2. Religious Experience and Religious Knowledge
3. Religion, Truth and Morality
1. Knowledge and truth
2. Religion and morality
4. Religious Explanations
1. The religious 'tu quoque'
2. Cosmological and teleological arguments
3. God as necessary being
4. God as world process
5. Suffering and Evil
6. Religion and the Rational Man
Suggestions for Further Reading
References
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: O'Hear, Anthony Experience, Explanation and Faith
ISBN:
9781135977818
9780415822190
OCLC:
843642651