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Man Thinks; God Laughs<sup>*</sup>

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199841363
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950003 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0002
Man Thinks; God Laughs*

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This chapter provides a sketch of the author’s religious development, from a newcomer to Orthodox Judaism in college, to rabbinical school, to renewed scepticism about religious fundamentals, a turn away from religion and to academic philosophy, and finally, many years later, a return to religious life, albeit without resolution of the epistemological and metaphysical quandaries.

Keywords: religious belief; faith; scepticism; religious practice; philosophy; academia; Talmud; poetry; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  3250 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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