The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence: A Naturalist Philosophy of Religion
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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