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Religious experience, justification, and history

Author: Matthew C Bagger
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recently, many philosophers of religion have sought to defend the rationality of religious belief by shifting the burden of proof onto the critic of religious belief. Matthew Bagger argues that the commitment to supernatural explanations implicit in the religious experiences employed to justify religious belief contradicts the modern ideal of human flourishing. For contrast, and to demonstrate the indispensability  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew C Bagger
ISBN: 0521622557 9780521622554
OCLC Number: 40163444
Description: ix, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: spectral evidences --
The explanation in experience and the explanation of experience --
Justification by reasons alone --
Perennialism revisited --
The miracle of minimal foundationalism --
Loves noble historie: Teresa of Avila's mystical theology --
Modernity and its discontents.
Responsibility: Matthew C. Bagger.
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Religious Experience, Justification and History restores neglected explanatory and historical considerations to the debate.  Read more...

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