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The Critical Stance I

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780195128352
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195128354.003.0008
The Critical Stance I

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Tentative belief involves recognition that the belief in question may need revision and may even be false. It is sometimes said that religious faith requires complete confidence and that religious belief is incompatible with the critical self‐scrutiny that I am advocating. However, tentative religious belief is sufficient to sustain many important forms of religious commitment.

Keywords: commitment; religious faith; self‐scrutiny; tentative belief

Chapter.  16741 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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