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Religion

Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195321371
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199869787 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0007
 Religion

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This chapter examines the shape of contemporary religiosity with respect to the three identifying characteristics of Enlightenment religiosity: the unity thesis, the morality thesis, and toleration. These observations and comments are then used to support the claim that the spirit of Enlightenment religiosity, suitably tempered by two hundred years' hindsight, has much to offer us.

Keywords: Enlightenment; religiosity; unity thesis; morality thesis; toleration

Chapter.  4331 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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