Religious Naturalism Today: The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative

Religious Naturalism Today: The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative

by Jerome A. Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791475387

ISBN-13: 9780791475386

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.

Previously a forgotten option in religious thinking, religious naturalism is coming back. It seeks to explore and encourage religious ways of responding to the world on a completely naturalistic basis without a supreme being or ground of being. In this book,

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Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.

Previously a forgotten option in religious thinking, religious naturalism is coming back. It seeks to explore and encourage religious ways of responding to the world on a completely naturalistic basis without a supreme being or ground of being. In this book, Jerome A. Stone traces its history and analyzes some of the issues dividing religious naturalists. He includes analysis of nearly fifty distinguished philosophers, theologians, scientists, and figures in art and literature, both living and dead. They range from Ursula Goodenough, Gordon Kaufman, William Dean, Thomas Berry, and Gary Snyder to Jan Christiaan Smuts, William Bernhardt, Gregory Bateson, and Sharon Welch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791475386
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
885,799
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Philip Hefner ix

Preface xi

Introduction: What Is Religious Naturalism? 1

Part 1 The Birth of Religious Naturalism

Chapter 1 Philosophical Religious Naturalism 21

Chapter 2 Theological and Humanist Religious Naturalists 59

Chapter 3 Analyzing the Issues 123

Interlude: Religious Naturalism in Literature 135

Part 2 The Rebirth of Religious Naturalism

Chapter 4 Sources of Religious Insight 143

Chapter 5 Current Issues in Religious Naturalism 193

Chapter 6 Other Current Religious Naturalists 211

Conclusion: Living Religiously as a Naturalist 225

Bibliography 231

Index 249

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