The Maturity of Belief
A Critical Introduction to Religious Epistemology
By (author) Kevin T. Lowery
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Maturity of Belief by Kevin T. Lowery
Book DescriptionToday there is growing concern with the problems posed by dogmatic religious belief. Throughout history religion has too often been a source of contention between groups of people and has frequently stifled intellectual (especially scientific) and social progress. Rather than abandon religious belief altogether, as some suggest, Kevin Lowery contends that the real problem is the intellectual immaturity with which religious beliefs are held. This book thus explores the nature and dynamics of religious belief, and it offers constructive criticism in order to promote the intellectual maturity of religious belief. Rather than artificially resolving points of tension by simply dismissing particular viewpoints out of hand, as with the radical skeptics and the dogmatists, Lowery argues that intellectual maturity requires us to acknowledge the limitations of our beliefs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826498533
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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There is growing concern with the problems posed by dogmatic religious belief. This book explores the dynamics of religious belief, and it offers constructive criticism in order to promote the intellectual maturity of religious belief. It presents an argument that intellectual maturity requires us to acknowledge the limitations of our beliefs.
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Author Biography - Kevin T. Lowery
Kevin T. Lowery is an associate professor at Olivet Nazarene University, where he teaches theology and philosophy.
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