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Introduction to religious philosophy

G. MacGregor

Introduction to religious philosophy

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Published by Macmillan .
Written in English


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Statementby G. MacGregor.
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He has extensively studied mystical religious traditions from around the world and is an accomplished lecturer, musician, artist, poet, painter, screenwriter, playwright and author of over 40 books on yoga philosophy, religious philosophy and social philosophy based on ancient African principles. He writes that proofs and disproofs for God are equally false, as God is only accessible by intuition and not logic. Yet the book should stand alone; where it disagrees with Hodges in notation, some technical details, and the discussion of standard classical quantified logic, as well as free logicI think it is to be preferred. Finally the individual undergoes a schism in which a discovery is made that one can really only be true to oneself, and that from this idiom stems the powerful realization of free will and the terrible responsibility that comes with it.

Ivan later shed his existentialism for faith in God misquoted by Sartre in Existentialism is a Humanism. Other questions become more or less important as the discipline of philosophy itself changes and the culture in which this philosophical reflection goes on changes. Since he has researched Ancient Egyptian musical theory and created a series of musical compositions which explore this unique area of music from ancient Africa and its connection to world music. In the modern usage, a religious canon refers to a "catalogue of sacred scriptures" that is broadly accepted to "contain and agree with the rule or canon of a particular faith", states Juan Widow. For James, religious belief is justified if one is presented with a question which is rationally undecidable and if one is presented with genuine and live options which are relevant for the individual.

Some work in recent epistemology of religion goes beyond debates over evidentialism, fideism, and reformed epistemology to consider contemporary issues deriving from new ideas about knowledge-how and practical skill; how practical factors can affect whether one could know whether theism is true; from formal epistemology's use of probability theory; or from social epistemology particularly the epistemology of testimony, or the epistemology of disagreement. Religious disagreement has been seen as possibly posing first-order or higher-order problems for religious belief. It is one of the oldest known complete religious texts that has survived into the modern age. For example, an individual could be the best soldier he can be, but alas, his comrade is felled by a bullet that he could not stop, and is thus guilt stricken. Plantinga's argument is that belief in God is of this type, because within every human mind there is a natural awareness of divinity.


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Introduction to religious philosophy book

It is one and the same human consciousness which experiences both the temporal or natural world and that eternal and infinite order which is disclosed in mystical illumination. When discussing Sartre in the line of existentialists it may be useful to note that he was by far the most political of the lot.

In this book we try to balance discussion of those central, perennial questions with ones that are just beginning to appear over the horizon. The aesthetic stage, embodied by young people who recklessly pursue youth's pleasures or by students of science or another devotion which requires great discipline in which to achieve success, is characteristically associated with the feeling of "despair" including the aforementioned "nausea".

Each is wholly self-contained. One example is the belief that faith and reason are compatible and work together, which is the view of Thomas Aquinas and the orthodox view of Catholic natural theology. By all appearances, it would seem that the philosophy of religion emerged sometime in the middle of the twentieth century, and then blossomed rapidly over the period between then and now.

Reference and further readings[ edit ]. For in that case God would be the object for the soul as subject. Our sphere of concern expands progressively through these chapters.

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The hope model, faith as hoping There are also different positions on how faith relates to reason. Evidentialism is the position that may be characterized as "a belief is rationally justified only if there is sufficient evidence for it".

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In addition there are myriad versions of polytheism in the history of religion. And so on. Payne The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. In the Western world, early modern philosophers such as Thomas HobbesJohn Lockeand George Berkeley discussed religious topics alongside secular philosophical issues as well.

He draws an analogy between mystical illumination and aesthetic truth, as the truths of both rest on revelation rather than reason. However this is a symbolic truth, rather than a statement of fact.

This at once precludes as impossible any talk either of the proof or disproof of religion. In his first review he wrote that he believed Stace was trying to have his cake and eat it with regards to the truth of both naturalism and mysticism.

One of the main differences among religions is whether the ultimate reality is a personal God or an impersonal reality. Nonetheless, Bixler does concur that the book is a fascinating confessio fidei and personal statement. There has been considerable philosophical and theological debate about the kinds of proofs, justifications and arguments that are appropriate for this discourse.

Monotheism[ edit ] Aquinas considered five arguments for the existence of God, widely known as the quinque viae Five Ways. And either you directly perceive God in intuition, or you do not. He returns to the idea that theology and mystical philosophies he gives the examples of VedantaSpinozaHegeland Bradley will always contain contradictions.

Emmet found issue with the notion that the mystical experience is the point of intersection between the temporal and eternal orders. Thus, he took the title. Through his studies of the teachings of the great philosophers of the world and meeting with and studying under spiritual masters and having practiced advanced meditative disciplines, Dr.

He points out that all three books mark a new direction for Stace who was previously best known as an empiricist and naturalist. Pythagoreanism is one example of a Greek philosophy that also included religious elements. The two orders intersect, but in the intersection each remains what it is.

The most comprehensive work of its kind, Reason and Religious Belief, now in its fourth edition, explores these and other perennial questions in the philosophy of religion. An Introduction to Philosophy Russ W.Philosophy of Religion provides an account of the central issues and viewpoints in the philosophy of religion but also shows how such issues can be rationally assessed and in what ways competing views can be rationally assessed.

It includes major philosophical figures in religious traditions as well as discussions by important contemporary philosophers.

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Preface. Religion comes out of life and can never be divorced from it. The root meaning of religion is that which binds men together and which binds the loose ends of impulses, de.