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Rationality and Religion: Does Faith Need Reason?

Rationality and Religion: Does Faith Need Reason?

Roger Trigg

ISBN: 978-0-631-19747-8

Jun 1998, Wiley-Blackwell

234 pages

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Rationality and Religion deals with the perennial question of how far religious faith needs reason.

1. Should Religion be Publicly Recognised?.

2. Is Religion Merely a Social Fact?.

3. Can All Religions be True?.

4. Are Science and Religion Equally Rational?.

5. Can a Religion Rest on Historical Claims?.

6. Is a Religious Epistemology Possible?.

7. Should Religious Forms of Life be Justified?.

8. Does Theism Need Dualism?.

9. Does Faith Need Reason?.

10. Does Religion Need a Transcendent God?.



"Those acquainted with Trigg's other work will not be surprised or disappointed by three trade marks: energy, clarity and breadth. Throughout this fine book, Trigg defends a more robust concept of religious faith which takes truth claims seriously. And Trigg argues this point in the course of discussing a breadth of topics: political liberal theory, competing models of sociological explanation, radical feminism, philosophy of history, and revised religious conceptions of God." Charles Taliaferro <!--end-->

<!--end-->"This book is a welcome addition to the science/religion, objective/subjective, fatih/reason debates. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." W. F. Desmond, Black Hawk College

"For the comprehensiveness of its coverage, the excitement of its argument, and the vigour of its conclusions, Trigg's book is to be recommended." Ross Hutchinson

"I recommend this book very highly to specialists in the field." The Journal of Religion

* Deals with the most fundamental issues currently facing religion: the existence of different religions, the relation between science and religion, how religion should be treated in a pluralistic society.

* Stresses the traditional - and therefore controversial - view that religion claims truth.

* Written by the author of Rationality and Science.