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by Joshua L. Golding

  • ISBN: 0754615685
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Joshua L. Golding
  • Subcategory: Theology
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 30, 2003)
  • Pages: 142 pages
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The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as Christianity or Islam, and for non-theistic religions such as Taoism or Buddhism

The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as Christianity or Islam, and for non-theistic religions such as Taoism or Buddhism. Joshua Golding offers a carefully wrought explanation of how it can be rational for someone to live a religious life, in particular (but not necessarily only), a traditional Jewish life.

Introduction; the Religious Theist; the Rationality of Being a Religious Theist; the Rationality of Being .

Introduction; the Religious Theist; the Rationality of Being a Religious Theist; the Rationality of Being a Religious Jew; Appendix: Comparison of the Standard and Alternative Conceptions of God. About the Series.

The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as. .provides fresh insights to scholars of philosophy of religion, theology and Jewish studies.

The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as Christianity or Islam, or even for non-theistic religions such as Taoism or Buddhism. Offering a new approach to an ancient topic, whilst also engaging in a discussion of classic and contemporary writings on the rationality of religious commitment, this book.

Joshua Golding's "Rationality and Religious Theism" is a defense of religious Judaism using an updated .

Joshua Golding's "Rationality and Religious Theism" is a defense of religious Judaism using an updated version of Pascal's wager. Golding first shows how it could be pragmatically rational to be a religious believer. He explains what a religious believer is, and under what conditions it is rational to be a religious believer. First, most books on the rationality of religion focus on the rationality of belief in the existence of God, but this book argues more generally for the rationality of religious practices and lifestyle, . that the expected value of these practices makes it pragmatically rational to adopt them.

Like standard forms of fideism, this position holds that the theist's belief in God's existence is lacking in rational support.

By Joshua L. Golding. Throughout the ages one of the central topics in philosophy of religion has been the rationality of theistic belief. This book proposes that parties on both sides of this debate might shift their attention in a different direction, by focusing on the question of whether it is rational to be a religious theist.

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Joshua L. Golding Rationality and Religious Theism. Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003). Joshua L. Golding - 2007 - In P. Copan & C. Meister (ed., The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Belief and the Logic of Religious Commitment. Philip Clayton & Steven Knapp - 1999 - In G. Bruntrup & R. K. Tacelli (ed., The Rationality of Theism. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Throughout the ages one of the central topics in philosophy of religion has been the rationality of theistic belief. Philosophers and theologians have debated whether it is rational to believe certain propositions about God’s existence and nature. This book proposes that parties on both sides of this debate might shift their attention in a different direction, by focusing on the question of whether it is rational to be a religious theist. Explaining that having theistic beliefs is primarily a cognitive or mental affair but being a religious theist involves a whole way of life that includes, but goes beyond, one's beliefs or cognitive faculties, Golding suggests that to qualify as a religious theist a person must pursue a good relationship with God by following a religious way of life. Utilizing a Pascalian strategy, Golding argues that it can be pragmatically rational to be a religious theist even if the evidence for God’s existence is minimal. The argument is applied to the case of Judaism, articulating what is involved in religious Judaism and arguing that it is rationally defensible to be a religious Jew. The book concludes with a discussion of whether a similar argument might be constructed for other versions of religious theism such as Christianity or Islam, or even for non-theistic religions such as Taoism or Buddhism. Offering a new approach to an ancient topic, whilst also engaging in a discussion of classic and contemporary writings on the rationality of religious commitment, this book provides fresh insights to scholars of philosophy of religion, theology and Jewish studies.
Reviews about Rationality and Religious Theism (Routledge Philosophy of Religion Series) (2):
Faell
Joshua Golding offers a carefully wrought explanation of how it can be rational for someone to live a religious life, in particular (but not necessarily only), a traditional Jewish life. His basic strategy is similar to that of Pascal's famous wager, while making a number of crucial improvements which address both the more technical (e.g., the notion of an infinite good) and spiritually substantive (the role of belief and of community in religious life) shortcomings of Pascal's argument. However, this book is far more than a mere up-dating of Pascal; it is an important and strikingly original work of religious philosophy in its own right. It should be especially appealing to adherents of traditional faiths (especially Judaism) who are grappling with the challenges of reason. (...)
Uanabimo
Professor Golding's book was a rare treat. The book was thoughtful and articulated very well a rational approach to belief in God, or as he would say, a rationally defensible approach. Anyone looking to move beyond polemics into the realm of serious rational inquiry into the existence of God must read this book.

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