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Inhaltsangabe: Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto 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.
Schilbrack s important book proposes a transformation of the philosophy of religion which would, if taken seriously, remove its vices while preserving its virtues. He shows, with panache, that the insularity and intellectualism of the field can be overcome by extending its range to include nonwestern and nontheistic forms of religion, and by attending as much to practice as to belief. And he does this without compromising the seriousness of religious claims to truth. It s a considerable achievement.
Paul J. Griffiths, Warren Chair Catholic Theology, Duke University
This book is much?needed and long overdue. Kevin Schilbrack is concerned with a set of controversies that have agitated the field of religious studies for the past generation and more controversies in which both the proper shape and very legitimacy of the field have seemed to be at stake. Patiently and thoroughly, Schilbrack works through these and sets out a series of robust and well?argued answers. The book not only articulates a program for philosophy of religion, but also displays that program in operation.
Andrew Dole, Amherst College
Buchbeschreibung Wiley-Blackwell Wiley & Sons Jan 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 228xx mm. Neuware - Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto 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 246 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781444330533