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Divine teaching and the way of the world : a defense of revealed religion

Author: Samuel Fleischacker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Samuel Fleischacker offers a defense of 'revealed religion' - religions that regard a certain text or teaching as wholly authoritative over one's life. By reconciling it with secular cognitive and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Fleischacker
ISBN: 9780199676439 0199676437
OCLC Number: 821693433
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: x, 559 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The way of the world I : truth --
Introductory --
Truth in the state of nature --
Socialized truth --
Experts and authorities --
Part II. The way of the world II : ethics --
Introductory --
Application --
Motivation --
Transformation --
Teleology --
Part III. Beyond the way of the world : worth --
Dissolving the question --
Dismissing the question --
Worth as attached to specific activities --
Worth as attached to general features of life --
Kantian accounts of worth --
Secular versus religious visions of worth --
Part IV. Divine teaching --
Models of faith : trust, orientation, receptivity --
Revelation --
Aspects of revelation I : moral teaching --
Aspects of revelation II : beauty --
Aspects of revelation III : a path --
Receiving revelation --
Multiple revelations --
Part V. Divine teaching and the way of the world --
Truth again --
Morality again --
Politics --
Epilogue --
Appendix I : proofs of God --
Appendix II : Maimonides on the evidence for revelation --
Appendix III : Kant on art and natural beauty.
Responsibility: Samuel Fleischacker.
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This is an important and rich book: historically informed, provocative, carefully argued and lucidly written. C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University Fleischackers book is a philosophical tour de force, Read more...

 
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