By James Thrower

This finished advent to theories of faith is the 1st single-volume exploration of principles recommend via either believers and non-believers.

James Thrower analyzes the differing kinds of reasons of faith, not only the ideas of people, complex primarily―but no longer exclusively―from in the Western culture. He starts by means of non secular motives of faith, which outline faith as revelation, event or philosophy (Plato, Kant, and Hegel). He then examines the naturalist, or nonreligious, causes, from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology, together with the "masters of suspicion" (including Feurbach, Nietzsche, Marx, Tylor, Frazer, and Freud). The scope of this e-book levels from the classical, Semitic, and Indian non secular traditions via modern thinkers.

Thrower concludes through contemplating the way forward for the religions of the realm in mild of the more and more shut inter-religious encounters which are turning into a function of the worldwide village of the twenty-first century.

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