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 The Endless Quest and Perfect Knowledge: Searching and Certainty

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joseph built the church on the foundation of dialogic revelation, physical artifacts, testable historical claims, and the promise of spiritual certainty. Truth claims are absolute and categorical. At ... More


The Language of God

William Egginton

in In Defense of Religious Moderation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148788
eISBN:
9780231520966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides an overview of the belief in the possibility of absolute truth, saying that resistance to such dogma cannot be painted as the work of a rationalist tradition against the ... More


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