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The Wisdom of Religious Commitment [Paperback]

By Terrence W. Tilley (Author)
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By exploring a practical, rather than propositional, understanding of religious belief, this book provides a new construct through which to view philosophy of religion. Terrence W. Tilley shifts the focus of debate from the justification of rational belief to the exercise of wisdom in making or maintaining a commitment to religious practices. It is through practices, Tilley concludes, that religious belief is formed.

After analyzing the strengths and limitations of the modern approaches, Tilley applies the concept of wisdom to the process of making a religious commitment. Wisdom, as explored by Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and John Henry Newman, may be thought of as the bridge between intellectual and moral virtues. Roughly, it can be described as the ability to put intellect into action in a context. Because wisdom is a virtue requiring concrete display, the book discusses the wisdom of commitment to specific religious practices of a range of traditions. These examples demonstrate the issues and complexities involved in the wisdom of making a religious commitment. This important challenge to contemporary philosophy of religion will be of special interest to students and teachers of theology and philosophy of religion.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Georgetown University Press
Pages   188
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.36" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.69 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1995
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
Age  22
ISBN  0878403671  
ISBN13  9780878403677  

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Terrence W. Tilley is professor and chair of Religious Studies, University of Dayton. He is the author of "The Evils of Theodicy" (Georgetown University Press, 1991), "Story Theology" (Michael Glazier, Inc, 1985; reprint by Liturgical Press, 1991), "Talking of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis of Religious Language" (Paulist Press, 1978), and "Postmodern Theologies and the Challenge of Relgious Diversity" (Orbis Books, 1995).

Terrence W. Tilley currently resides in New York, in the state of Ohio.

Terrence W. Tilley has published or released items in the following series...

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