The Significance of Religious Experience Paperback

by Howard Wettstein;

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The Significance of Religious Experience

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In this volume of essays, Howard Wettstein explores the foundations of religious commitment. His orientation is broadly naturalistic, but not in the mode of reductionism or eliminativism. This collection explores questions of broad religious interest, but does so through a focus on the author's religious tradition, Judaism. Among the issues explored are the nature and role of awe, ritual, doctrine, religious experience; the distinction between belief and faith; problems of evil and suffering with special attention to the Book of Job and to the Akedah, the biblical story of the binding of Isaac; the virtue of forgiveness. One of the book's highlights is its literary (as opposed to philosophical) approach to theology that at the same time makes room for philosophical exploration of religion. Another is Wettstein's rejection of the usual picture that sees religious life as sitting atop a distinctive metaphysical foundation, one that stands in need of epistemological justification.

The Significance of Religious Experience by Howard Wettstein was published by Oxford University Press Inc in February 2015. The ISBN for The Significance of Religious Experience is 9780190226756.

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Details for The Significance of Religious Experience

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (February 2015)
Number of Pages240
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4305099
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