• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Rationality and Religious Theism - Ashgate Philosophy of Religion Series (Paperback)
  • Rationality and Religious Theism - Ashgate Philosophy of Religion Series (Paperback)
zoom

Rationality and Religious Theism - Ashgate Philosophy of Religion Series (Paperback)

(author)
£19.99
Paperback Published: 13/08/2003
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Throughout the ages one of the central topics in the philosophy of religion has been the rationality of theistic belief. Philosophers and theologians have debated whether it is rational to believe certain propositions about God's existence and nature. This text proposes that parties on both sides of this debate might shift their attention in a different direction, by focusing on the question of whether it is rational to be a religious theist. Explaining that having theistic beliefs is primarily a cognitive affair but being a religious theist involves a whole way of life that includes one's beliefs, Golding argues that it can be pragmatically rational to be a religious theist even if the evidence for God's existence is minimal. The argument is applied to the case of Judaism, articulating what is involved in religious Judaism and arguing that it is rationally defensible to be a religious Jew. The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as Christianity or Islam, and for non-theistic religions such as Taoism or Buddhism. Engaging in a discussion of classic and contemporary writings on the rationality of religious commitment, this book provides fresh insights to scholars of philosophy of religion, theology and Jewish studies.

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780754615682
Dimensions: 157 x 234 mm

You may also be interested in...

Culture and the Death of God
Added to basket
Fear and Trembling
Added to basket
The Case for God
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Simone Weil: An Anthology
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding
Added to basket
The End of Faith
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Pensees
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Added to basket
Fear and Trembling
Added to basket
Why I am not a Christian
Added to basket
Faith and Rationality
Added to basket
There Is a God
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Conversations With God
Added to basket
Beyond Good and Evil
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.