Philosophy and the study of religions : a manifesto / Kevin Schilbrack
- Schilbrack, Kevin, 1964-
- Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xx, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
- The full task of philosophy of religion -- Are religious practices philosophical? -- Must religious people have religious beliefs? -- Do religions exist? -- What isn't religion? -- Are religions out of touch with reality? -- The academic study of religions: a map with bridges.
- The Future of the Philosophy of Religion advocates a radical transformation of the discipline from its current, narrow focus on questions of God, to a fully global form of critical reflection on religions in all their variety and dimensions. Opens the discipline of philosophy of religion to the religious diversity that characterizes the world today Builds bridges between philosophy of religion and the other interpretative and explanatory approaches in the field of religious studies Provides a manifesto for a global approach to the subject that is a practice-centred rather than a belief-centred activity Gives attention to reflexive critical studies of 'religion' as socially constructed and historically located. -- Provided by publisher.
- 9781444330526 (cloth)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index.
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