Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom: Personal and Philosophical Essays

Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom: Personal and Philosophical Essays


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271036809
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Christine Overall

2. Religious Indoctrination and the Wish for the Irrevocable: Reflections on a Muslim Upbringing

Irfan Khawaja

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

Amalia Jiva

6. Autonomy and Indoctrination in Evangelical Christianity

Tasia Persson

7. Indoctrination, Autonomy, and Authenticity

Glen Pettigrove

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

Diane Enns

10. Finding My Voice

Stefani Jones

11. Tragedies of Belief

Peter Caws

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