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The transcendental temptation : a critique of religion and the paranormal

Author: Paul Kurtz
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1986.
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Ouvrages de controverse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kurtz, Paul, 1925-
Transcendental temptation.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)561607453
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kurtz
ISBN: 0879753625 9780879753627 0879756454 9780879756451
OCLC Number: 13792096
Description: xiv, 500 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: skepticism and the meaning of life --
I. Meaning and transcendence --
II. Skepticism --
III. The Scientific method --
IV. Critical intelligence --
V. The Justification of belief --
Part two: mysticism, revelation, and God --
VI. The Appeal to mysticism --
VII. The Jesus myth --
VIII. Moses and the chosen people --
IX. Mohammed: Prophet of Islam --
X. Sundry prophets: greater and lesser --
XI. Does God exist? Diety and impermanence --
Part three: science and the paranormal --
XII. Scientists, spiritualists, and mediums --
XIII. The Paranormal: psychics, ESP, and parapsychology --
XIV. Is There life after life? --
XV. Space-age religions: astrology and UFOlogy --
Part four: beyond religion --
XVI. The Transcendental temptation.
Responsibility: Paul Kurtz.

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