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The wisdom to doubt : a justification of religious skepticism, J.L. Schellenberg

Label
The wisdom to doubt : a justification of religious skepticism
Title
The wisdom to doubt
Title remainder
a justification of religious skepticism
Statement of responsibility
J.L. Schellenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Wisdom to Doubt is a major contribution to the contemporary literature on the epistemology of religious belief. Continuing the inquiry begun in his previous book, Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion, J.L. Schellenberg here argues that given our limitations and especially our immaturity as a species, there is no reasonable choice but to withhold judgment about the existence of an ultimate salvific reality. Schellenberg defends this conclusion against arguments from religious experience and naturalistic arguments that might seem to make either religious belief or religious disbelief preferable to his skeptical stance. In so doing, he canvasses virtually all of the important recent work on the epistemology of religion. Of particular interest is his call for at least skepticism about theism, the most common religious claim among philosophers. The Wisdom to Doubt expands the author's well-known hiddenness argument against theism and situates it within a larger atheistic argument, itself made to serve the purposes of his broader skeptical case. That case need not, on Schellenberg's view, lead to a dead end but rather functions as a gateway to important new insights about intellectual tasks and religious possibilities
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schellenberg, J. L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Belief and doubt
  • Skepticism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • RELIGION
  • Belief and doubt
  • Religion
  • Skepticism
Label
The wisdom to doubt : a justification of religious skepticism, J.L. Schellenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Finitude and the future: seven modes of religious skepticism -- pt. 2. Cradles of conviction: the modes applied and fortified -- pt. 3. God and the gaps: the modes illustrated and vindicated
Control code
ocn732957079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801462399
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r4xd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957079
Label
The wisdom to doubt : a justification of religious skepticism, J.L. Schellenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Finitude and the future: seven modes of religious skepticism -- pt. 2. Cradles of conviction: the modes applied and fortified -- pt. 3. God and the gaps: the modes illustrated and vindicated
Control code
ocn732957079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801462399
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r4xd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957079

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