The Mysteries of Religion: An Introduction to Philosophy through Religion

The Mysteries of Religion: An Introduction to Philosophy through Religion

by Stephen R. L. Clark


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532632556
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Stephen R. L. Clark is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and Honorary Research Fellow in Theology at the University of Bristol. His books include The Moral Status of Animals, Ancient Mediterranean Philosophy, and Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor, and Philosophical Practice.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2017 Reprint Edition vi

Preface viii

Acknowledgements x

1 Introduction 1

2 The Natural History of Religion 16

3 Rituals and Rites of Passage 35

4 Words and the World 49

Matthew Arnold: 'Revolutions' 72

5 New Souls and the Olympians 73

John Berryman: 'Sole watchman of the flying stars' 93

6 Sins, Wickedness and Psychosis 94

7 Causality and Creation 122

Robert Browning: from 'Bishop Blougram's Apology' 143

8 War and the Problem of Evil 144

9 Prayer, Sacrifice and Time 162

John Meade Falkner: 'After Trinity' 178

10 Household, Sex and Gender 180

11 Death and Immortality 196

John Donne: 'Holy Sonnet 10' 213

12 Religious Experience 214

Gerard Manley Hopkins: 'As kingfishers catch fire' 231

13 The Future of Religion 232

14 Reasons and Conclusions 246

Walter Ralegh: 'The passionate mans Pilgrimage' 260

Bibliography 261

Index 269

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