Is Religion Irrational

Is Religion Irrational

Straddling the boundaries between science, religion, and philosophy, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current cultural war between atheism and belief A wide ranging and informed discussion that addresses the key ...

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745955407

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Straddling the boundaries between science, religion, and philosophy, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current cultural war between atheism and belief A wide ranging and informed discussion that addresses the key questions raised by the New Atheists, this engaging and stimulating read debunks the notion that rationality and intelligence are incompatible with belief in God. If the New Atheists are to be believed, religious belief is dangerous and irrational. With increasingly intolerant polemic they are dismissing the views of religious people, and misconstruing them in the process. Written with wit, style, and clarity of meaning, this book directly addresses many of the main criticisms raised by the New Atheists—such as Does God cause evil? Is the universe intelligently designed? Is God free?—and is an indispensable read for anyone interested in the arguments for and against religious belief.
Categories: Religion

Is Religion Irrational

Is Religion Irrational

How does God act in the world? Is there a future for religion? Whatever your opinion about God or religion, this is a book that will challenge and inform, making it essential reading on the current cultural war between atheism and belief.

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 1506458297

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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In the first decade of the twenty-first century, atheism took on a new lease of life. Following the popularity of books by big-name authors such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, a concerted campaignÇtermed new atheismÇgrew across Britain and the United States, promoting the claim that atheism was the only reasonable form of belief.Though the initial attention around the new atheist movement has since quieted, its claims and the questions raised by them no doubt persist. In Is Religion Irrational?, bestselling author Keith Ward confronts the new atheists' charges head on, arguing that belief in God is actually more reasonable than atheism. Addressing the question of why belief in God matters in the first place, Ward guides us through some of the biggest conundrums over today's big questions: What is God? Does God cause evil? Is the universe intelligently designed? Are faith and reason incompatible? How does God act in the world? Is there a future for religion? Whatever your opinion about God or religion, this is a book that will challenge and inform, making it essential reading on the current cultural war between atheism and belief.
Categories: Religion

Is Believing in God Irrational

Is Believing in God Irrational

Amy Orr-Ewing addresses key questions and objections that many people today have about God.

Author: Amy Orr-Ewing

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830879315

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Amy Orr-Ewing addresses key questions and objections that many people today have about God. She explores whether our understanding of God is delusional or merely a psychological crutch, as many today claim, and whether Christianity's claim to a unique personal relationship with God is plausible.
Categories: Religion

Is Religion Dangerous

Is Religion Dangerous

Examines the case for religion as a force for good, using evidence from history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology, and explores its role in violence, its use of reason, and its influence as a source of morality.

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802845085

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Examines the case for religion as a force for good, using evidence from history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology, and explores its role in violence, its use of reason, and its influence as a source of morality.
Categories: Philosophy

The Irrational Atheist

The Irrational Atheist

Dawkins, for example, approvingly quotes a Spaniard who states that religion
and nationalism operating in tandem “break all records for oppression and
bloodshed.” Ergo, without religion and its haphazard division of humanity into
warring ...

Author: Vox Day

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781935251347

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In The Irrational Atheist Vox Day, writer, columnist and software designer, challenges three authors, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, on their own ground—reason itself. Day argues persuasively that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens employ false assertions and faulty reasoning throughout their works. From the assertion that religion drives wars to the analysis showing blue states are more moral than red states, Day, in this rigorously documented work, dissects the false conclusions and shows exactly why they are wrong. The Irrational Atheist does not argue from a religious or Biblical perspective—its arguments are purely based on hard factual data and careful reasoning.
Categories: Religion

Rational and Irrational Beliefs

Rational and Irrational Beliefs

Why is religion so puzzling to the scientific imagination? Because it appears so
factually irrational. How can people believe so fervently in agents and events for
which there is no objective proof whatsoever? It should be obvious by now that ...

Author: Daniel David

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195182231

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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In this work, leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) and other cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBTs) share their perspectives and empirical findings on the nature of rational and irrational beliefs.
Categories: Psychology

History Religion and Antisemitism

History  Religion  and Antisemitism

Gavin I. Langmuir's work on the formation and nature of antisemitism has earned him an international reputation.

Author: Gavin I. Langmuir

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520912268

Category: History

Page: 391

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Gavin I. Langmuir's work on the formation and nature of antisemitism has earned him an international reputation. In History, Religion, and Antisemitism he bravely confronts the problems that arise when historians have to describe and explain religious phenomena, as any historian of antisemitism must. How, and to what extent, can the historian be objective? Is it possible to discuss Christian attitudes toward Jews, for example, without adopting the historical explanations of those whose thoughts and actions one is discussing? What, exactly, does the historian mean by "religion" or "religious"? Langmuir's original and stimulating responses to these questions reflect his inquiry into the approaches of anthropology, sociology, and psychology and into recent empirical research on the functioning of the mind and the nature of thought. His distinction between religiosity, a property of individuals, and religion, a social phenomenon, allows him to place unusual emphasis on the role of religious doubts and tensions and the irrationality they can produce. Defining antisemitism as irrational beliefs about Jews, he distinguishes Christian anti-Judaism from Christian antisemitism, demonstrates that antisemitism emerged in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries because of rising Christian doubts, and sketches how the revolutionary changes in religion and mentality in the modern period brought new faiths, new kinds of religious doubt, and a deadlier expression of antisemitism. Although he developed it in dealing with the difficult question of antisemitism, Langmuir's approach to religious history is important for historians in all areas.
Categories: History

Reason and Religion in Socratic Philosophy

Reason and Religion in Socratic Philosophy

This volume brings together mostly previously unpublished studies by prominent historians, classicists, and philosophers on the roles and effects of religion in Socratic philosophy and on the trial of Socrates.

Author: Nicholas D. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195350928

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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This volume brings together mostly previously unpublished studies by prominent historians, classicists, and philosophers on the roles and effects of religion in Socratic philosophy and on the trial of Socrates. Among the contributors are Thomas C. Brickhouse, Asli Gocer, Richard Kraut, Mark L. McPherran, Robert C. T. Parker, C. D. C. Reeve, Nicholas D. Smith, Gregory Vlastos, Stephen A. White, and Paul B. Woodruff.
Categories: Philosophy

What is art What is religion

What is art  What is religion

... promised protection to His people if this people obeyed His law , — this man
believed in nothing irrational or opposed to his knowledge , but on the contrary
his faith explained to him many things in life which otherwise were inexplicable .

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076006812619

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The Complete Works of Lyof N Tolstoi Resurrection What is religion

The Complete Works of Lyof N  Tolstoi  Resurrection  What is religion

... promised protection to His people if this people obeyed His law , — this man
believed in nothing irrational or opposed to his knowledge , but on the contrary
his faith explained to him many things in life which otherwise were inexplicable .

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89072163256

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Page:

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Acts of Faith

Acts of Faith

The book sets out to explain *why* people are religious and have the need to be religious, without discrediting organized religions as something foolish or irrational"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Author: Rodney Stark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222024

Category: Religion

Page: 343

View: 174

"The authors offer a new, comprehensive paradigm for the social scientific study of religion. The book sets out to explain *why* people are religious and have the need to be religious, without discrediting organized religions as something foolish or irrational"--Résumé de l'éditeur.
Categories: Religion

When Atheism Becomes Religion

When Atheism Becomes Religion

Journalist Hedges makes a case against both religious and secular fundamentalism.--From amazon.com.

Author: Chris Hedges

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416570783

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Critiques the radical mindset that rages against religion and faith, and identifies the pillars of the new atheist belief system, revealing that the stringent rules and rigid traditions in place are as strict as those of any religious practice. The new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, do not make moral arguments about religion. Rather, they have created a new form of fundamentalism that attempts to permeate society with ideas about our own moral superiority and the omnipotence of human reason. Journalist Hedges makes a case against both religious and secular fundamentalism.--From amazon.com.
Categories: Religion

William L Rowe on Philosophy of Religion

William L  Rowe on Philosophy of Religion

CHAPTER TWENTY - EIGHT The Rationality of Religious Belief Some beliefs are
rational , others are irrational , and still others may be neither rational nor
irrational . It is , of course , one thing for a belief to be rational and another thing
for it to ...

Author: William L. Rowe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465558X

Category: Religion

Page: 443

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The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion. This diverse but representative selection of Rowe's writings will provide students, professional scholars as well as general readers with stimulating and accessible discussions on such topics as the philosophical theology of Paul Tillich, the problem of evil, divine freedom, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, life after death, and religious pluralism.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Politics in International Relations

Religion and Politics in International Relations

Fourth is her recognition of the binary, mutually parasitic construction of an
essentialized religion, 'Islam', as an irrational and backward Other against which
European perceptions of its collective self as rational and progressive have been
 ...

Author: Timothy Fitzgerald

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441142900

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Diaries of Dissension

Diaries of Dissension

Years of scientific research have led Rodriguez to value the importance of skeptical inquiry. Written for the non-specialist, this book seeks to propagate a public understanding for science education.

Author: Tommy Rodriguez

Publisher:

ISBN: 1475919336

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Have you ever questioned the premise of your religious faith? Tommy Rodriguez certainly has. In fact, he is no stranger to questioning conventional wisdom. Having spent most of his adult life contemplating over such things, Rodriguez learned a thing or two about his religion that eventually sent him spiraling down a path of dissension and doubt. His first book entitled, ?Diaries of Dissension,? proposes the question ? is religion a legitimate source of truth? Rodriguez embarks on a self-illuminating quest to answer this question, plus many more. Years of scientific research have led Rodriguez to value the importance of skeptical inquiry. Written for the non-specialist, this book seeks to propagate a public understanding for science education. In doing so, Rodriguez pursues the ambitious task of taking on the tenets of religion in order to resolve humanity?s most profound questions, while invoking a few surprising twists that Rodriguez foresees as an inescapable predicament to religious faith.
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After Secularism

After Secularism

Religion: Institutional,. Individual. and. Irrational. It is the essentializing of 'the
religious,' but also of 'the secular' or 'the political,' based on problematic
assumptions of what 'religion' is or does, which is in my view the fundamental
problem of ...

Author: Erin K. Wilson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230290372

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.
Categories: Political Science

Schleiermacher the Study of Religion and the Future of Theology

Schleiermacher  the Study of Religion  and the Future of Theology

Eric Sharpe mentions Schleiermacher only briefly, writing that ”the 'romantic
revival' did supply the West with a sense of history, and with a feeling for the
irrational in religion,” and continuing that Herder and Hegel are responsible for
the first ...

Author: Brent W. Sockness

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110216349

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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This volume documents a significant meeting in the history of Schleiermacher studies at which leading scholars from Europe and North America gathered to probe key features of Schleiermacher’s theological and philosophical program in light of its contested place in the study of religion. Offering fresh interpretations of Schleiermacher’s theory of religion, revisionary dogmatics, and hermeneutics of culture, the book critically reexamines Schleiermacher’s thought with an eye on the contemporary divide between theology and religious studies.
Categories: Religion