Religion Without God

2014.12.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ronald Dworkin, Religion Without God, Harvard University Press, 2013, 180pp., $17.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674726826. Reviewed by
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2014.12.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ronald Dworkin, Religion Without God, Harvard University Press, 2013, 180pp., $17.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674726826. Reviewed by Howard Wettstein, University of California, Riverside Ronald Dworkin has left us a stimulating set of posthumously published reflections about religion. Such variations on religious themes have a long history. Something in Jewish-Christian-Islamic religiosity inspires generalization, or transplantation, or relocation to various metaphysical and even non-metaphysical locales. Dwelling in Psalms, one might experience a sense of depth, of contact with a profound human reality, one that need not be situated in the context of a god. God is -- the gods are -- powerful; metaphorically as well as, for the believer, in a more plain sense. Dworkin speaks of religion without God. Spinoza, a somewhat kindred spirit, did it the other way around: God without religion. Religions are, after all,. . .

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