God and the Ethics of Belief

God and the Ethics of Belief

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Philosophy of religion in the Anglo-American tradition experienced a 'rebirth' following the 1955 publication of New Essays in Philosophical Theology (eds. Antony Flew and Alisdair MacIntyre). Fifty years later, this volume of essays offers a sampling of the best work in what is now a very active field, written by some of its most prominent members. A substantial introduction sketches the developments of the last half-century, while also describing the 'ethics of belief' debate in epistemology and showing how it connects to explicitly religious concerns and to the topics of the individual contributions. These topics include: the relationship between God and the natural laws; the metaphysics of bodily resurrection; the role of appeal to 'mystery' in the religious life; the justification of both theistic belief generally and more specific doctrinal beliefs; and the social-political aspects of religious faith and practice.New Essays in Philosophy of Religion Andrew Dole, Andrew Chignell ... In what follows, we will first characterize the a€œethics of beliefa€ debate in epistemology, and then discuss how it relates to questions aboutreligiousbelief and practice inanbsp;...

Title:God and the Ethics of Belief
Author:Andrew Dole, Andrew Chignell
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-06-06


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