Religion in Late Modernity

Religion in Late Modernity

by Robert Cummings Neville
     
 

ISBN-10: 079145424X

ISBN-13: 9780791454244

Pub. Date: 07/01/1902

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Religion in Late Modernity runs against the grain of common suppositions of contemporary theology and philosophy of religion. Against the common supposition that basic religious terms have no real reference but are mere functions of human need, the book presents a pragmatic theory of religious symbolism in terms of which the cognitive engagement of the Ultimate is of…  See more details below

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Religion in Late Modernity runs against the grain of common suppositions of contemporary theology and philosophy of religion. Against the common supposition that basic religious terms have no real reference but are mere functions of human need, the book presents a pragmatic theory of religious symbolism in terms of which the cognitive engagement of the Ultimate is of a piece with the cognitive engagement of nature and persons. Throughout this discussion, Neville develops a late-modern conception of God that is defensible in a global theological public.

Against the common supposition that religion is on the retreat in late modernity except in fundamentalist forms, the author argues that religion in our time is a stimulus to religiously oriented scholarship, a civilizing force among world societies, a foundation for obligation in politics, a source for healthy social experimentation, and the most important mover of soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791454244
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1902
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1Late-Modern Topics
Ch. 1The Contingencies of Nature9
Ch. 2Human Nature29
Ch. 3Religious Symbols45
Ch. 4The Symbols of Divine Action66
Ch. 5Eternity and the Transformation of Soul88
Pt. 2Late-Modern Religion
Ch. 6Religion and Scholarship109
Ch. 7Religion and Society131
Ch. 8Religion and Politics: Spheres of Tolerance158
Ch. 9Religion and the American Experiment171
Ch. 10Religion and Vital Engagement184
Pt. 3Religion and Philosophy in Late Modernity
Ch. 11The Public Character of Theology and Religious Studies203
Ch. 12Religions, Philosophies, and Philosophy of Religion217
Ch. 13A Paleopragmatic Philosophy of the History of Philosophy233
Notes249
References261
Index269

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