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An interpretation of religion : human responses to the transcendent

Author: John Hick
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1992. ©1989
Series: Gifford lectures, 1986-1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses traditional and recent arguments for and against the existence of God, the religious ambiguity of the universe, the question of transcendence and the basis for rational religious belief.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hick
OCLC Number: 1120131020
Description: xv, 412 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The soteriological character of post-axial religion --
Salvation/liberation as human transformation --
The cosmic optimism of post-axial religion --
Ontological, cosmological and design arguments --
Morality, religious experience and overall probability --
The naturalistic option --
Natural meaning and experience --
Ethical and aesthetic meaning and experience --
Religious meaning and experience --
Religion and reality --
Contemporary non-realist religion --
The rationality of religious belief --
The pluralistic hypothesis --
The personae of the real --
The impersonae of the real --
Soteriology and ethics --
The ethical criterion --
Myth, mystery and the unanswered questions --
The problem of conflicting truth-claims.
Series Title: Gifford lectures, 1986-1987.
Responsibility: John Hick.

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Discusses traditional and recent arguments for and against the existence of God, the religious ambiguity of the universe, the question of transcendence and the basis for rational religious belief.

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