The Religious Case Against Belief
An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance
Through careful , creative analysis, James P. Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief. Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief systems and pinpoints how the closed-mindedness and hostility of belief has corrupted religion and spawned violence the world over. Drawing on the lessons of Galileo, Martin Luther, Abraham Lincoln, and Jesus Christ, Carse creates his own brand of parable and establishes a new vocabulary with which to study conflict in the modern world. Carse uses his wide-ranging understanding of religion to find a viable and vital path away from what he calls the Age of Faith II and toward open-ended global dialogue.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing
This is an interesting book for quite a few reasons. First off, it presents a couple of redefinitions of commonly used (or, as argued, misused) terms, namely 'religion' and 'belief'. As defined here ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sbsolter - LibraryThing
In The Religious Case Against Belief, James P. Carse presents his arguments that there is a distinction to be made between religion and belief. For him, religion is about higher ignorance - "knowing ... Read full review