The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence: A Naturalist Philosophy of Religion

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SUNY Press, Nov 3, 1992 - Religion - 262 pages
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Charts a spiritual path that skirts the choice between the old notion of God and atheism, between foundationalism and relativism. Describes a Neo-naturalistic philosophy of religion that combines a vision of this-worldly transcendence with an attitude of openness in inquiry and action. Part of the revival of radical empiricism in religious thought. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

A MODEL OF DIVINE IMMANENCE
9
HISTORICAL CONTEXT
41
THE ETHICS OF OPENNESS
83
A GENEROUS EMPIRICISM
111
A DIALOGUE WITH ALTERNATIVE VISIONS
169
A Secularity of Openness
215
NOTES
219
INDEX
251
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Jerome A. Stone is Professor of Philosophy at William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.

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