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Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity$
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Robert McKim

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128352

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195128354.001.0001

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Alston on Religious Experience

Alston on Religious Experience

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(p.234) 11 Alston on Religious Experience
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Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity
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Robert McKim (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195128354.003.0011

The analysis of perceptual religious experience proposed by William Alston does not undermine the case for the Critical Stance. On the contrary, religious diversity is a more serious problem for his doxastic practice epistemology than he recognizes. In general, the outputs of doxastic practices that are functioning in conditions of ambiguity, and in conditions in which there is disagreement, ought to be viewed with some suspicion, even by those who engage in the practices in question.

Keywords:   Critical Stance, doxastic practice epistemology, perceptual religious experience

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