Item description for Religion and the Hermeneutics of Contemplation by D. Z. Phillips...
Philosopher of religion, D.Z. Phillips argues that intellectuals need not see their task as being for or against religion, but as one of understanding it. What stands in the way of this task is certain methodological assumptions about what enquiry into religion must be. Beginning with Bernard Williams on Greek gods, Phillips goes on to examine these assumptions in the work of Hume, Feuerbach, Marx, Frazer, Tylor, Marett, Freud, Durkheim, Levy-Bruhl, Berger and Whinch. The result exposes confusion, but also gives logical space to religious belief without advocating personal acceptance of that belief, and shows how the academic study of religion may return to the contemplative task of doing conceptual justice to the world. Religion and the Hermeneutics of Contemplation extends in important ways D.Z. Phillips seminal 1976 book Religion Without Explanation. It should be of interest to scholars and students of philosophy, anthropology, sociology and theology.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.84" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2015
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521008468 ISBN13 9780521008464
Availability 114 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 05:45.
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More About D. Z. Phillips
D. Z. Phillips has an academic affiliation as follows - Late of University of Wales, Swansea University of Wales, Swansea Late.