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Religious ambiguity and religious diversity

Author: Robert McKim
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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"A central thesis of the book is that beliefs about religious matters ought to be held tentatively, with an awareness that the beliefs in question may be wrong. This applies to the beliefs of theists, of atheists, and of members of non-theistic religions alike. McKim shows the validity of this thesis by appealing to the theistic problem of the "hiddenness" of God; that is, the question of why, if God exists, it is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McKim
ISBN: 0195128354 9780195128352
OCLC Number: 42080343
Description: xv, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Hiddenness of God: Introduction --
2. God's Hiddenness and the Possibility of Moral Action --
3. God's Hiddenness, Freedom to Believe, and Attitude Problems --
4. Trust and Other Goods of Mystery --
5. The Hiddenness of God and Arguments for Atheism --
6. The Hiddenness of God: Implications --
7. Religious Diversity: Introduction --
8. The Critical Stance I: Tentative Religious Belief --
9. The Critical Stance II: Arguments and Objections --
10. Religious Experience and Religious Belief --
11. Alston on Religious Experience.
Responsibility: Robert McKim.
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This study looks at two central religious issues - the religious ambiguity of the world and the diversity of faiths - and probes their implications for religious beliefs. Author Robert McKim offers a  Read more...

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The discussion throughout is of high quality and extremely detailed Peter Byrne, Religious Studies Students and scholars in the philosophy of religion will be indebted to McKim's exploration of the Read more...

 
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