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Rationality and Religious Commitment
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Rationality and Religious Commitment

Robert Audi

Abstract

This book shows how religious commitment can be rational and describes the place of faith in the postmodern world. It portrays religious commitment as far more than accepting doctrines—it is viewed as a kind of life, not just as an embrace of tenets. Faith is conceived as a unique attitude. It is irreducible to belief, but closely connected with both belief and conduct, and intimately related to life’s moral, political, and aesthetic dimensions. Part One presents an account of rationality as a status attainable by mature religious people—even those with a strongly scientific habit of mind. Par ... More

Keywords: belief, commitment, faith, God, knowledge, morality, reason, science, goodness, evil, natural disasters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.001.0001

Authors

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Robert Audi, author
University of Notre Dame

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