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Reasonable Perspectives on Religion

Reasonable Perspectives on Religion

by Richard Curtis
     
 

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After the surprising publishing success of the so-called New Atheists it has become clear that there is a market for critical discussions about religion. A religion is much more complex than a set of beliefs that cannot be proven, as the New Atheists argue. There is, in fact, much more to religion and much more to the arguments about its truth claims.

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After the surprising publishing success of the so-called New Atheists it has become clear that there is a market for critical discussions about religion. A religion is much more complex than a set of beliefs that cannot be proven, as the New Atheists argue. There is, in fact, much more to religion and much more to the arguments about its truth claims.

This book seeks to bring together a range of both critical and apologetic discussions examining some element of function of religion. While half of the contributors present views critical on some aspects of religion, the other half are apologetic in nature, seeking to defend or extend some particular religious argument. Covering a wide range of topics, including ethics, religious pluralism, the existence of God, and the reasonableness of Islam, these chapters all share arguments that are conveyed in careful and scholarly ways. In contrast to the unreasonableness that creeps into discussions on religion in American society, their goal is to represent reasonable perspectives on a wide swath of contemporary religious debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739141892
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/04/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Curtis is an adjunct professor of philosophy at Seattle Central Community College and the Cornish College of the Arts in Washington.

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