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Internal Challenges to the Rationality of Religious Commitment

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199609574
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731822 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0008
Internal Challenges to the Rationality of Religious Commitment

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This chapter explores the nature and implications of the most important properties commonly attributed to God in the theology of the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: especially being all-knowing, all-powerful, and wholly good. Do these attributions lead to paradox? And is the rationality of religious commitment undermined by the disagreements common among religious people, even if they belong to the same faith? This chapter defends the possibility of rational religious commitment despite the challenges these problems present.

Keywords: Judaism; Christianity; Islam; rational religious commitment; paradox

Chapter.  5510 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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