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Religion, Philosophy and Knowledge

Authors: Dawes, Gregory W.

  • Offers a new method of approaching the philosophy of religion
  • Presents an interdisciplinary examination of religious knowledge, the aims of religion and commonly cited sources
  • Encompasses the research of a wide range of religious traditions
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This book offers a philosophical approach to religion that acknowledges both the diversity of religions and the many and varied dimensions of the religious life. Rather than restricting itself to Christian theism, it covers a wide range of religious traditions, examining their beliefs in the context of the actual practice of the religious life.

After outlining the aims of religion, the book focuses on claims to knowledge. What kinds of knowledge do religions purport to offer? In what idiom is it couched? From what sources do devotees draw their claims to knowledge? Are these sources reliable? Rather than trying to settle age-old questions about religious belief, the book offers its readers a set of criteria with which they can make informed decisions in matters of faith.

About the authors

Gregory W. Dawes is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He completed his first graduate degree at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome before returning to New Zealand to complete PhD degrees in both biblical studies and philosophy. His previous books include The Historical Jesus Question, Theism and Explanation, and Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science.

Reviews

“Dawes' book is a superb introduction to the epistemological strand of philosophy of religion. It provides readers with a robust framework for thinking about the knowledge claims of all of the world's religions.” (Graham Oppy, Monash University, Australia)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43500-8
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Hardcover £37.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43499-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, Philosophy and Knowledge
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43500-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43500-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43499-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 166
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