A Spectrum of Worldviews: An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion in a Pluralistic World
This book is an introduction to philosophy of religion from the perspective of a religiously pluralistic culture. It deals with introductory questions such as whether we can we understand, compare, and judge the insights of others and the ways in which people can speak and think about God. It introduces the classical themes of philosophy of religion - immanent and transcendent ideas of God and (im)personality; transcendence, good, and evil; religion, morality and society - using a distinction between cosmic, acosmic and theistic ideas of the divine. This introduction helps us discover differences and commonalities and thus helps further an emphatic and critical dialogue. This book explores how comparative theology and philosophy of religion can move beyond the dead-end roads of relativism and exclusivism.
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ON COMPARING DIFFERENT IDEAS OF TRANSCENDENCE
UNDERSTANDING THE FAITH OF OTHERS
CAN WE EVALUATE THE FAITH OF OTHERS?
SYMBOLS AND METAPHORS
THREE VIEWS OF TRANSCENDENCE
GODPERSONAL ANDOR IMPERSONAL?
WORLDVIEW AND EVIL
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Abrahamic religions acosmic Advaita Vedanta assertion atman basic insights become believe biblical Brahman Buddha Buddhist called cause chapter Christian coherence concept conflicts connected consider context cosmic worldview cosmos creation Creator culture Descartes dialogue discussion distinction divine ence enlightenment eternal Euthyphro evaluate evil example existence experience express faith freedom functions God's groups Hindu Hinduism human humanist ideas of transcendence identity images immanent Islamic Jesus John Hick judgment karma knowledge Kyoto School live Masao Abe meaning ment metaphors morality mysticism Nammalvar Nareaho nature nirvana Nishida norms one's person philosophy of religion pluralism possible problem question Qur'an Ramanuja reality reason refer reincarnation religious language religious traditions salvation secular Shiva shunyata speak spiritual Stoics stories symbol theistic theology things thinkers thought tion truth understand universal valid various Vedanta Western whole Wilfred Cantwell Smith words worldview traditions