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The Resource Religion within reason, Steven M. Cahn

Religion within reason, Steven M. Cahn

Label
Religion within reason
Title
Religion within reason
Statement of responsibility
Steven M. Cahn
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the views of most believers and critics, religion is essentially connected to the existence of a supernatural deity. If supernaturalism is not reasonable, the argument goes, religion cannot be reasonable-or if supernaturalism is reasonable, religion must be as well. Are faith and reason, religion and science, doomed to a constant struggle for the heart of humanity? Steven M. Cahn believes that they are not, that even if God exists, religion may not be justified and that even if religion is justified, belief in God may not be. Cahn argues that the common understanding of the relationship between religion and supernaturalism is flawed and that while supernaturalism is not reasonable, religious commitment may well be. Writing not as a theist but as one who finds much to admire in a religious life, he examines faith and reason, miracles, heaven and hell, religious diversity, and the problem of evil, using a variety of examples taken from religious thought, literature, and popular culture. Lucidly written in a nonpolemical spirit, Religion Within Reason offers an exciting new approach to the reconciliation of science and religion
Cataloging source
YDX
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Supernatural
  • Faith and reason
  • Religion and science
  • RELIGION
  • Faith and reason
  • Religion and science
  • Supernatural
  • Glaube
  • Rationalität
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Religiosität
  • Gottesfrage
  • Rationalismus
  • Religionsphilosophie
Label
Religion within reason, Steven M. Cahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Proving the existence of God? -- Philosophical proofs and religious commitment -- The problem of evil -- The problem of goodness -- The moriarty hypothesis -- Dummy hypotheses -- The appeal to faith -- Skepticism about faith -- The theodicy trap -- The problem of meaning -- Miracles -- God without religion -- Playing the odds -- Why worship God? -- Religions -- Religion without God -- Heaven and hell -- Life without God -- A religious life
Control code
ocn971594912
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7312/cahn18160
  • 40027000823
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kn25hn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971594912
Label
Religion within reason, Steven M. Cahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Proving the existence of God? -- Philosophical proofs and religious commitment -- The problem of evil -- The problem of goodness -- The moriarty hypothesis -- Dummy hypotheses -- The appeal to faith -- Skepticism about faith -- The theodicy trap -- The problem of meaning -- Miracles -- God without religion -- Playing the odds -- Why worship God? -- Religions -- Religion without God -- Heaven and hell -- Life without God -- A religious life
Control code
ocn971594912
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7312/cahn18160
  • 40027000823
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kn25hn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971594912

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