The Significance of Religious Experience

The Significance of Religious Experience

by Howard Wettstein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190226756
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Howard Wettstein has been Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside since 1989. He held previous positions at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota, Morris. He held visiting professorships at Stanford University and the University of Iowa. At the University of California, Riverside, Wettstein was Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the University Honors Program. He is the author of two previous books on philosophy of language, and has edited many collections.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Man Thinks; God Laughs
3. Awe and the Religious Life
4. Terra Firma
5. Theological Impressionism
6. Against Theology
7. The Significance of Religious Experience
8. Against Theodicy
9. God's Struggles
10. Coming to Terms with Exile
11. Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning
12. Ritual
13. Concluding Remarks: Religion without Metaphysics

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