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A Confusion of the Spheres—Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's Conception of Religious Belief

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

in A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229826
eISBN:
9780191710766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229826.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter offers an explication and defence of Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's critique of the traditional philosophical conception of religion — the view that the proposition ‘God exists’ is a ... More


Religion in State Education

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into the following sections: should religion be taught?; indoctrination or self-development?; celebrating diversity; the role of tradition; and Australian individualism. The ... More


Religious Knowledge versus Religious Understanding

Kyle Scott

in New Models of Religious Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In religious epistemology there is a significant amount of focus on religious knowledge, but much less attention has been paid to religious understanding. This is unfortunate. It is unfortunate not ... More


Jewish Pupils’ Perspectives on Religious Education and the Expectations of a Religious Community: The Jewish High School in Berlin

Christine Müller

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a case study of the Jewish High School in Berlin — the only Jewish secondary school in contemporary Germany. The focus is on the re-establishment of this school in 1993 and the ... More


Religious Understanding in a Contemporary Global Context

Keith Ward

in New Models of Religious Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Human evaluations in religion, as in the arts, history, morality, politics, and philosophy, differ widely, in part because of different personal experiences, social histories, and forms of education. ... More


New Models of Religious Understanding

Fiona Ellis (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What does it mean to understand the world religiously? How is such understanding to be distinguished from scientific understanding? And what does it have to do with religious practice, transfiguring ... More


Religious Understanding, Naturalism, and Desire

Fiona Ellis

in Making Sense of the World: New Essays on the Philosophy of Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190469863
eISBN:
9780190469887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190469863.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

David Burrell uses the image of a transformative pilgrimage to capture what is at issue when the notion of religious understanding is introduced. This chapter challenges the naturalist’s objection to ... More


Introduction

Fiona Ellis

in New Models of Religious Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction sets the philosophical stage for the volume as a whole by describing the present state of play in contemporary philosophy of religion and situating the authors’ own conception of the ... More


Aesthetic Goods and the Nature of Religious Understanding

Mark Wynn

in New Models of Religious Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers what kind of understanding is required if the religious or spiritual life is to be ordered not only to moral, but also aesthetic goods. It addresses three questions. First: how ... More


Transfiguring Love

David McPherson

in New Models of Religious Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796732
eISBN:
9780191837968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter seeks to show how the spiritual practice of an “active” or “engaged” love is integral to the sort of “epistemology of involvement” through which we come to a religious understanding of ... More


Further Developments: Minds and Brains, God and Souls

Henry M. Wellman

in Making Minds: How Theory of Mind Develops

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199334919
eISBN:
9780190207472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334919.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

For adults, extraordinary agents, like God, are distinctively different from ordinary agents, and the brain is distinctively different from the mind. Preschool theory of mind—explored and explained ... More


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