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Does the Scientific Study of Religion Cast Doubt on Theistic Beliefs?

Joshua C. Thurow

in Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199669776
eISBN:
9780191778650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669776.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses whether scientific attempts to explain religious beliefs cast doubt on theistic belief. Five different ways of ‘casting doubt’ are distinguished, and it is argued that work in ... More


Conceptual, Historical, and Cognitive Roots of Perfect Being Theism

Yujin Nagasawa

in Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198758686
eISBN:
9780191818608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758686.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a precise definition of perfect being theism and compares it with alternatives such as atheism, polytheism, pantheism, and panentheism. The chapter then considers the historical ... More


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