An Intelligent Person's Guide to Religion

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Duckworth, 2003 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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We live, allegedly, in a postmodern age in which we have cast aside the narrative fantasies of the pre-modern era. If postmodernism represents the final abandonment of all grand theories, where does religion stand? If religion is a particularly unbelievable form of explanation, why does it power still affect social and political change? Here, like the skeptics of our age, the author asks, What has theology ever had to say that was of the slightest use to anyone? He argues that religion without God is like a car without an engine, and draws on many aspects of human culture to offer a defense of religion that is not only credible but necessary in an age when postmodernism itself has been exposed as a cruel illusion.

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Preface
7
Religion Science and the Universe
45
Religion and the Nature of Evil
71
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John Haldane is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Royal Society of Arts.

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