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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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The Critical Stance I

The Critical Stance I

Tentative Religious Belief

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(p.154) 8 The Critical Stance I
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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:10.1093/0195128354.003.0008

Tentative belief involves recognition that the belief in question may need revision and may even be false. It is sometimes said that religious faith requires complete confidence and that religious belief is incompatible with the critical self‐scrutiny that I am advocating. However, tentative religious belief is sufficient to sustain many important forms of religious commitment.

Keywords:   commitment, religious faith, self‐scrutiny, tentative belief

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