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The Resource The will to imagine : a justification of skeptical religion, J.L. Schellenberg

The will to imagine : a justification of skeptical religion, J.L. Schellenberg

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The will to imagine : a justification of skeptical religion
Title
The will to imagine
Title remainder
a justification of skeptical religion
Statement of responsibility
J.L. Schellenberg
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Will to Imagine completes J.L. Schellenberg's trilogy in the philosophy of religion, following his acclaimed Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion and The Wisdom to Doubt. This book marks a striking reversal in our understanding of the possibility of religious faith. Where other works treat religious skepticism as a dead end, The Will to Imagine argues that skepticism is the only point from which a proper beginning in religious inquiry-and in religion itself-can be made. For Schellenberg, our immaturity as a species not only makes justified religious belief impossible but also provides the appropriate context for a type of faith response grounded in imagination rather than belief, directed not to theism but to ultimism, the heart of religion. This new and nonbelieving form of faith, he demonstrates, is quite capable of nourishing an authentic religious life while allowing for inquiry into ways of refining the generic idea that shapes its commitments. A singular feature of Schellenberg's book is his claim, developed in detail, that unsuccessful believers' arguments can successfully be recast as arguments for imaginative faith. Out of the rational failure of traditional forms of religious belief, The Will to Imagine fashions an unconventional form of religion better fitted, Schellenberg argues, to the human species as it exists today and as we may hope it will evolve
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schellenberg, J. L.
Dewey number
211/.7
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.S4265 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Belief and doubt
  • Skepticism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • RELIGION
  • Belief and doubt
  • Religion
  • Skepticism
  • Religion
  • Skeptizismus
  • Glaubenszweifel
  • Religiosität
  • Vernunft
  • Evidentialität
Label
The will to imagine : a justification of skeptical religion, J.L. Schellenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ultimism and the aims of human immaturity -- Faith without details, or how to practice skeptical religion -- Simple faith and the complexities of tradition -- The structure of faith justification -- How skeptical faith is true to reason -- Anselm's idea -- Leibniz's ambition -- Paley's wonder -- Pascal's wager -- Kant's postulate -- James's will -- Faith is positively justified : the many modes of religious vision
Control code
726824174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459269
Lccn
2009004247
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801459269
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s5sd
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824174
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The will to imagine : a justification of skeptical religion, J.L. Schellenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ultimism and the aims of human immaturity -- Faith without details, or how to practice skeptical religion -- Simple faith and the complexities of tradition -- The structure of faith justification -- How skeptical faith is true to reason -- Anselm's idea -- Leibniz's ambition -- Paley's wonder -- Pascal's wager -- Kant's postulate -- James's will -- Faith is positively justified : the many modes of religious vision
Control code
726824174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801459269
Lccn
2009004247
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801459269
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s5sd
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824174
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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