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The Exceptional Influence of Christian Fundamentalism

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Religion remains exceptionally influential in America but frequently inspires indifference, skepticism or suspicion in other developed nations. Moreover, a huge minority of Americans lean towards ... More


Introduction: Literary Culture, the Classical Past, and the Rise of Restoration Freethinking

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book, arguing that in the English imagination, it was possible to reject Christianity as divine truth while defending the necessary authority of the ... More


Conciliationism and Religious Disagreement

John Pittard

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/9780199669776.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Many have maintained that the nature and extent of religious disagreement ought to shake our confidence in our religious or explicitly irreligious beliefs, leading us to be religious skeptics. This ... More


Minimal Skeptical Theism

Todd R. Long

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Utilizing an argument from human knowledge of our cognitive limitations relative to the cognitive power of a perfect creator, this chapter, first, argues that minimal skeptical theism is strong ... More


Natural Society and Natural Religion, 1750–1756

Richard Bourke

in Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175652
eISBN:
9781400873456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175652.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Prior to developing his conception of the limits of natural reason, Burke had come to privilege the achievements of artificial reason. He acquired this preference during the course of his legal ... More


Motivations

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the need to understand two contexts that the clerical economists thought of as interrelated: the contentious and often chaotic world of ideas, and the equally contentious and ... More


Divine Deception

Erik J. Wielenberg

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The dominant view within Christianity has it that God does not deceive, but there is a minority tradition within Christianity according to which God sometimes engages in intentional deception and is ... More


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