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The spiritual dimension : religion, philosophy and human value

Author: John Cottingham; MyiLibrary.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, Canbridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005. 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Spiritual Dimension offers a new model for the philosophy of religion, bringing together emotional and intellectual aspects of our human experience, and embracing practical as well as theoretical concerns. It shows how a religious worldview is best understood not as an isolated set of doctrines, but as intimately related to spiritual praxis and to the search for self-understanding and moral growth. It argues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Cottingham; MyiLibrary.
ISBN: 9780521843775 0521843774 9780521604970 0521604974
OCLC Number: 1058023200
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. UK : MyiLibrary, 2007. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to MIL affiliated libraries.
Description: xii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Religion and spirituality: from praxis to belief --
2. Religion and science: theodicy in an imperfect universe --
3. Religion and value: the problem of heteronomy --
4. Religion and self-discovery: the interior journey --
5. Religion and language: emotion, symbol, and fact --
6. Religion and the Enlightenment: modernist and postmodernist obstacles --
7. Religion and the good life: the epistemic and moral resources of spirituality --
8. Religion and pluralism: which spirituality?
Responsibility: John Cottingham.
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Abstract:

"The Spiritual Dimension offers a new model for the philosophy of religion, bringing together emotional and intellectual aspects of our human experience, and embracing practical as well as theoretical concerns. It shows how a religious worldview is best understood not as an isolated set of doctrines, but as intimately related to spiritual praxis and to the search for self-understanding and moral growth. It argues that the religious quest requires a certain emotional openness, but can be pursued without sacrificing our philosophical integrity. Touching on many important debates in contemporary philosophy and theology, but accessible to general readers, The Spiritual Dimension covers a range of central topics in the philosophy of religion, including scientific cosmology and the problem of evil; ethical theory and the objectivity of goodness; psychoanalytic thought, self-discovery and virtue; the multi-layered nature of religious discourse; and the relation between faith and evidence."--Jacket

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