Chapter

Religion

Paul J. Griffiths

in Religious Reading

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780195125771
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853335 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.003.0001
Religion

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This chapter sketches a theory of religion. It argues that a religious account of things is one that seems to its offerers to be comprehensive (it takes account of everything), unsurpassable (it will not be superseded in its essential features), and central (it provides answers to, or ways of thinking about, whatever questions seem to its offerers to be central to the ordering of their lives).

Keywords: religion; answers; thinking; religious account

Chapter.  10399 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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