One God of All? Hardback

Probing Pluralist Identities

by Garth L. Hallett;

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One God of All?

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This title investigates and subjects to philosophical analysis, the claim that a single transcendent being is present or active in all of the world's major religions. The claim has repeatedly been made, and has often been contested, that a single transcendent being is present or active in all of the world's major religions. In this view, 'God', 'Allah', 'nirvana', 'Vishnu', 'Brahman', all refer to the same transcendent reality. Absent from the debate and here provided is a serious study of such claims in the light of the most pertinent philosophical literature, namely that concerning questions of identity and individuation. Of necessity, the terms that the claims employ are very general and abstract: the world's religions, it is said, all refer to the same 'thing', 'being', or 'reality'. Although analogy, rightly understood, can back the transcendent extension of descriptive expressions such as 'wise', 'good', and 'powerful', it cannot do likewise for expressions such as 'one', 'same', and 'many'. So pluralists' identity claims appear empty.Hallett scrutinizes the soundness of this critique, its broad implications, and the possibility of replacing empty identity claims with suitable parables or comparisons.

One God of All? by Garth L. Hallett was published by Continuum in December 2010. The ISBN for One God of All? is 9780826446329.

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Details for One God of All?

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (December 2010)
Number of Pages152
Thickness9 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3206601
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