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Contemporary critiques of religion.

Kai Nielsen

Contemporary critiques of religion.

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

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  • Religion -- Philosophy.

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    SeriesPhilosophy of religion series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL"51"N496
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 163 p.
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20217534M
    ISBN 100333069633
    LC Control Number70087929

      "This Book is a unique contribution to the development of a field theory of religion. It justifies religious belief on the basis of our experience, especially religious experience, and points out the existence of resources within the major world religions to resolve the contemporary urgent problems of religious pluralism.


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Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages 22 cm: Series Title: (Philosophy of Religion. Religion, Theory, Critique is an essential tool for learning about theory and method in the study of religion. Leading experts engage with contemporary and classical theories as well as non-Western cultural contexts.

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From to he was professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History, and Spinoza’s Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago by:   Religion, Theory, Critique is an essential tool for learning about theory and method in the study of religion.

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I highly recommend this book if you're looking for an accessible history of Christianity in America that also helps to frame liberal, conservative, progressive, and fundamental religious trends. His critiques of current religious trends are thoughtful and well-supported, and his pessimism is tempered by an enduring hope in the power of orthodox Christianity and what he considers its /5().

Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies.

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This is an embarrassing oversight. Contemporary Theories of Religion therefore makes evident that a natural science of religion was not merely a nineteenth-century ambition.' ‘The book as a whole makes very intriguing reading, and demonstrates well the vitality of the theoretical debate in the study of religion.

The rise of the naturalistic paradigm over /5(2). Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the ‘new atheists’ such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of religion.

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Every exclusive religion on Earth (as well as every. With modern religion, you are told what to believe, how to behave, and that your problems can generally be solved through religion. When those problems in life are solved, regardless of the circumstances, people generally credit their religious beliefs or a higher deity for making things right.

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