World Religions in a Postmodern Age

World Religions in a Postmodern Age

by Henry L. Ruf

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557788665
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: Paragon Issues in Philosophy Series
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Henry L. Ruf is adjunct professor of English and Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at West Virginia University. He is the author of Investigating Philosophy and Moral Investigations and has contributed numerous articles to magazines such as The Philosophical Forum and Philosophical Studies.

Table of Contents


The World's Religions as Finite Responses to the Call of the Infinite     1
The Dangerousness of Religious Talk     2
The Difficulty of Religious Talk     8
The Metaphysical God     22
The Death of the Metaphysical God     50
Existential and Postmodern Interpretations of Religion After the Death of God     57
The Religions of Asia     83
Hinduism     83
Buddhism     105
Taoism     130
Chan/Zen     146
The Abrahamic Religions     157
Judaism     164
Christianity     205
Islam     236
A Declaration of Religious Freedom     255
Freeing the World Religions from Metaphysical Dogmatism     256
Religiously Freeing People from Secularism     266
Religiously Freeing People to Love Life and Care for Others     271
Freeing The World's Religions for Dialogue     288
Notes     299
Bibliography     321
Index     331

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