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introduction

D. Jason Slone

in Theological Incorrectness

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169263
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835256 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169263.003.0001
 introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the basis of this book, namely, Justin Barrett’s notion of “theological correctness”. He showed that while religious believers produce theologically correct ideas in situations that allow them the time and space to reflect symmetrically on their beliefs, the same people can stray from those ideological beliefs in situations that require them to solve problems rapidly. Theological correctness is the logical extension of this phenomena — why is it that people believe what they shouldn’t? An overview of the chapters in this volume is also presented.

Keywords: theological correctness; theological incorrectness; religious believers; ideological beliefs

Chapter.  1502 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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