The Religious Sense

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Giussani challenges us to penetrate the deepest levels of experience to discover our essential selves, breaking through the layers of opinions and judgments that have obscured our true needs. Asserting that all the tools necessary for self-discovery are inherent within us, he focuses primarily on reason, not as narrowly defined by modern philosophers, but as an openness to existence, a capacity to comprehend and affirm reality in all of its dimensions. Part of the so-called new religious revival, The Religious ...

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Overview

Giussani challenges us to penetrate the deepest levels of experience to discover our essential selves, breaking through the layers of opinions and judgments that have obscured our true needs. Asserting that all the tools necessary for self-discovery are inherent within us, he focuses primarily on reason, not as narrowly defined by modern philosophers, but as an openness to existence, a capacity to comprehend and affirm reality in all of its dimensions. Part of the so-called new religious revival, The Religious Sense avoids any sentimental or irrational reduction of the religious experience. It is a forthright and refreshing call to reassess our lives.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773516267
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 390,115
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
1 The First Premise: Realism 3
2 The Second Premise: Reasonableness 12
3 The Third Premise: The Impact of Morality on the Dynamic of Knowing 23
4 The Religious Sense: The Starting Point 34
5 The Religious Sense: Its Nature 45
6 Unreasonable Positions Before the Ultimate Question: Emptying the Question 59
7 Unreasonable Positions Before the Ultimate Question: Reduction of the Question 70
8 Consequences of the Unreasonable Positions Before the Ultimate Question 80
9 Preconception, Ideology, Rationality, and the Religious Sense 94
10 How the Ultimate Questions Arise: The Way of the Religious Sense 100
11 The Experience of the Sign 110
12 The Adventure of Interpretation 120
13 An Education in Freedom 125
14 Reason's Energy Seeks to Penetrate the Unknown 132
15 The Hypothesis of Revelation: Conditions for Its Acceptability 141
Notes 147
Subject Index 155
Author Index 163
Permissions 165
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