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Author: John Rawls; Thomas Nagel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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"John Rawls never published anything about his own religious beliefs, but after his death two texts were discovered which shed extraordinary light on the subject. A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls's undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. At that time Rawls was deeply religious; the thesis is a significant work of theological ethics, of  Read more...
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Rawls, John, 1921-2002.
Brief inquiry into the meaning of sin and faith.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)610408861
Named Person: John Rawls; John Rawls; John Rawls
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rawls; Thomas Nagel
ISBN: 9780674033313 0674033310
OCLC Number: 243777554
Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A general prospectus --
Vindication of the natural cosmos --
The extended natural cosmos --
The meaning of sin --
The meaning of faith.
Responsibility: John Rawls ; edited by Thomas Nagel ; with commentaries by Joshua Cohen and Thomas Nagel, and by Robert Merrihew Adams.
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The philosophical interest of John Rawls' defining intellectual quality and moral motivation are already visible in his defense of a conception of faith as membership with all other persons in a  Read more...

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[A] fascinating account of the evolution of his religious convictions.--R. Bruce Douglass"Christian Century" (11/17/2009)

 
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