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Rationality and religious theism

Author: Joshua L Golding
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge revivals.; Ashgate philosophy of religion series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout the ages one of the central topics in philosophy of religion has been the rationality of theistic belief. This book 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Apologetic writings
Apologetic works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua L Golding
ISBN: 9781315198538 1315198533
OCLC Number: 1003932552
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 Pascalâ#x80;#x99;s Wager and the Expected Value Principle; 1.3 Motivation for This Project; Chapter 2: The Religious Theist; 2.1 Who Counts as a â#x80;#x9C;Religious Theistâ#x80;#x9D;?; 2.2 The Religious Theistâ#x80;#x99;s Conceptions; 2.3 The Religious Theistâ#x80;#x99;s Beliefs; 2.4 The Religious Theistâ#x80;#x99;s Actions; Chapter 3: The Rationality of Being a Religious Theist; 3.1 General Remarks; 3.2 The Conception of God: The Supreme Person; 3.3 The Conception of the Good Relationship with God; 3.4 The Conception of the Religious Way. 3.5 The Belief in the Live Possibility of God3.6 The Belief that Following a Certain Religious Way Promotes the Good Relationship with God; 3.7 Following a Religious Way (Doing Those Actions Which One Believes Promote the Good Relationship with God); Chapter 4: The Rationality of Being a Religious Jew; 4.1 General Remarks; 4.2 The Jewish Conception of God: The Supreme Person; 4.3 The Jewish Conception of the Good Relationship with God: Devekut; 4.4 The Jewish Conception of the Religious Way: The Torah; 4.5 The Belief in the Live Possibility of God (On the Jewish Conception). 4.6 The Belief that following the Torah Promotes the Likelihood of Devekut4.7 Following or â#x80;#x9C;Keepingâ#x80;#x9D; the Torah; 4.8 Reflections on Religious Pluralism; Appendix: Comparison of the Standard and Alternative Conceptions of Godâ#x80;#x99;s Ontological Category; Index.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.; Ashgate philosophy of religion series.
Responsibility: Joshua L. Golding.

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The guiding thought that permeates this study is that there is a difference between having theistic beliefs and being a religious theist. The author demonstrates that the rationality, or otherwise,  Read more...

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