The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence: A Naturalist Philosophy of Religion

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SUNY Press, 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

Introduction
1
Chapter One A Model of Divine Immanence
9
Chapter Two Historical Context
41
Chapter Three The Ethics of Openness
83
Chapter Four A Generous Empiricism
111
Chapter Five A Dialogue with Alternative
169
A Secularity of Openness
215
Index
251
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Jerome A. Stone is Professor of Philosophy at William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.

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