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The Significance of Religious Experience$
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Howard Wettstein

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841363

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001

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Man Thinks; God Laughs *

Man Thinks; God Laughs *

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The Significance of Religious Experience
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Howard Wettstein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0002

This chapter provides a sketch of the author’s religious development, from a newcomer to Orthodox Judaism in college, to rabbinical school, to renewed scepticism about religious fundamentals, a turn away from religion and to academic philosophy, and finally, many years later, a return to religious life, albeit without resolution of the epistemological and metaphysical quandaries.

Keywords:   religious belief, faith, scepticism, religious practice, philosophy, academia, Talmud, poetry, Wittgenstein

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