Can religion be explained away?

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Macmillan , Basingstoke
Religion -- Philosophy., Religion -- Controversial litera
Statementedited by D. Z. Phillips.
SeriesClaremont studies in the philosophy of religion
ContributionsPhillips, D. Z. 1934-
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii,290p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17257939M
ISBN 100333620658

As the century draws to its close, how should we think of religion. Some see it as the survival in our midst of an outmoded, primitive way of thinking, while others accuse the critics of simply being blind to the meaning of religious : Hardcover.

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Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included. As the century draws to its close, how should we think of religion. Some see it as the survival in our midst of an outmoded, primitive way of thinking, while others accuse the critics of simply being blind to the meaning of religious belief.

Can religion be explained away?. [D Z Phillips;] -- As the century draws to its close, how should we think of religion. Some see it as the survival in our midst of an outmoded, primitive way of thinking, while others accuse its critics of simply being.

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book teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Criticisms will flow between these perspectives. There is, however, another kind of interest in this situation: an interest in giving just characterizations of these different voices, so that the nature of allegiances and oppositions to religion may be better : Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically.

Is Christianity simply a force for evil. This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for by: Boyer made his explanations using terminology that was unnecessarily complex; and although the meaning could be discerned from the context, it made the narrative into The intent of this book is to use anthropology and cognitive science to "explain" why religious beliefs developed (and 4/5.

Let's now look at the Book of Mormon itself. The Book of Mormon presents problems that cannot be explained away regarding the following topics. Language: 1 Ne. etc., states that Hebrews who left Jerusalem and came to the Americas spoke Egyptian.

It is a known fact that Hebrews spoke Hebrew, and their records were kept in Hebrew. Can Religion be Explained.

3 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 29 () What is more, scholars have pointed out that explanations in terms of natu-ral selection do not succeed in showing that every feature of human religios-ity is adaptive.

Indeed, “the by-product view is. Cited by: 6. Pris: kr. Inbunden, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp Can Religion be Explained Away. av D Phillips på Some see it as the survival in our midst of an outmoded, primitive way of thinking, while others accuse its critics of simply being blind to the meaning of religious belief.

From a different perspective, the clash between belief and unbelief is not seen as a matter of identifying incoherent systems of thought. Here are a few (but by no means all) of the direct contradictions that the Bible contains that simply can't be explained away by any reasonable argument.

Again, I've limited myself to those contradictions that can't be explained by magic and miracles. Prayers, scriptural readings, and loudspeaker devotionals violate the First Amendment because they promote religion.

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This is true even if the prayer is "non-denominational" (not of any particular religion.) Moments of silence might be unconstitutional -- it depends on whether or not the real reason they're being held is to encourage prayer. This title is also available as an eBook. You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly. Question: "What is the right religion for me?" Answer: Fast food restaurants entice us by allowing us to order our food exactly the way we want it.

Some coffee shops boast over a hundred different flavors and varieties of coffee. Even when buying houses and cars, we can look for one with all the options and features we desire.

How Well Do You Know Religion. What counts most is not the content of holy books, but the content of our hearts. Alas, Trump can’t be explained away as a fringe figure. Apart from being fascinating to read and containing many more highly original ideas than could be mentioned here, Religion explained is an important book for a number of reasons.

First of all, Boyer is able to present a very dense network of theories which not only explains many religious phenomena but also sets them in relation to each : Pascal Boyer.

In this concluding chapter on fideism, we will summarize this model or paradigm for apologetics, illustrate its use in practical apologetic encounters, and then consider its major strengths and weaknesses. The Fideist Model As explained in chapter 3, we are summarizing each model of apologetic system under two headings (metapologetics and apologetics) and six specific questions under each heading.

The main argument of The God Delusion, however, is that religion leads to violence and oppression. Dawkins treats this as defining characteristic of religion, airbrushing out of his somewhat skimpy account of the roots of violence any suggestion that it might be the result of political fanaticism — or even atheism.

The apologetics books planted doubts and questions that had never occurred to my fourteen-year-old mind. Dad explained away his refusal to ever pray with When a Narcissist “Gets Religion Author: Lenora Thompson. Pascal Boyer's book Religion Explained comes tantalizingly close to explaining an impressive range of religious phenomena.

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While in the end I did not fully buy Boyer's explanation, I heartily recommend his book to anyone interested in thinking about this problem. The simple truth is that "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" tries to bite off much more than it can chew by attempting to travel literally from the basic laws of logic down to a particular brand of Trinitarian Evangelical Christianity, leaving globbing puddles of naivety in its/5.

Probability theory promises to deliver an exact and unified foundation for inquiry in epistemology and philosophy of science. But philosophy of religion is also fertile ground for the application of probabilistic thinking.

This volume presents original contributions from twelve contemporary researchers, both established and emerging, to offer a representative sample of the work currently being. Nevertheless, the truth of one hypothesis need not completely explain away the evidence for the other hypothesis and so there might be residual confirmation of the latter.

Indeed, in some cases, discovering that one hypothesis is true actually enhances the confirmation of the other hypothesis. Science, Lewis argues, can study the material components of the universe, but it cannot offer an explanation for why the universe exists in the first place.

Lewis’s point is that religion and philosophy study the abstract question of why humans do things, while. Professor Eldridge’s paper is an attempt to shed light on the genesis and rationality of animism, which is the belief that human beings have souls, or, by extension, the belief that animals, plants or even rocks have souls; that is, that they are subjects of feeling or consciousness, or display intelligence, in ways that ensouled human beings do.

1Author: Mario von der Ruhr. Most people believe that God exists and religion is God's revelation.

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But some say religion, partcularly the organization of religion into institutions, needs nothing supernatural to begin, develop and multiply. In other words, religion without God can flourish because.

Can Religion Be Explained Away. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 66– New York: Vintage Books. Mackey, James Patrick. The Critique. Can the roots of Christianity be explained away scientifically?

Is Christianity simply a force for evil? This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises—including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

Whole book copies surface by A.D.and the complete New Testament can be found dating back to A.D. Having all the books of the New Testament initially written within the times of eyewitnesses means that they did not have time to devolve into myth and folklore.

Or religion can be explained away scientifically. ''There is a hereditary selective advantage to membership in a powerful group united by devout belief and purpose,'' Dr. Wilson wrote in.