The essays in Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom are the personal stories of philosophers who were brought up religiously and have broken free, in one way or another, from restraint and oppression. As trained philosophers, they are well equipped to reflect on and analyze their experiences. In this book, they offer not only stories of stress and liberation but ruminations on the moral issues that arise when parents and other caregivers, in seeking to do good by their children, sometimes end up doing real harm to their personal development and sense of autonomy as individuals.
In addition to the editors, the contributors are Raymond D. Bradley, Damien Alexander DuPont, Diane Enns, Paul H. Hirst, Amalia Jiva, Irfan Khawaja, Christine Overall, Tasia R. Persson, and Glen Pettigrove.
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About the Author
Peter Caws is University Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Human Sciences at George Washington University.
Stefani Jones earned her master’s degree in philosophy and doctorate in human sciences at George Washington University. She is now employed in the IT industry.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Indoctrination Project
Peter Caws and Stefani Jones
Part 1: Childhood Vulnerability and Internalized Belief
1. Indirect Indoctrination, Internalized Religion, and Parental Responsibility
2. Religious Indoctrination and the Wish for the Irrevocable: Reflections on a Muslim Upbringing
3. From Fundamentalist to Freethinker (It All Began with Santa)
Raymond D. Bradley
4. Growing Up to Question Catholicism: Emotional Suffering, the Euthyphro, and the Life of the Mind
Damien Alexander Dupont
Part 2: Reconfiguring the Morality of Indoctrination
5. Biting into the Hermeneutical Apple: Biblical Literalism and the Lure of Uncertainty
6. Autonomy and Indoctrination in Evangelical Christianity
7. Indoctrination, Autonomy, and Authenticity
Part 3: Embodiment, Family, and Conflict
8. From Revelation and Faith to Reason and Agnosticism
Paul H. Hirst
9. For the Love of Paradox: Mennonite Morality and Philosophy
10. Finding My Voice
11. Tragedies of Belief
About the Contributors