Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion

2016.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William J. Wainwright, Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion, Cambridge University Press, 2016,
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2016.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William J. Wainwright, Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 203pp., $27.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107650367. Reviewed by Matthew Frise, Baylor University This book focuses on fringes. It aims to legitimize a central role in religious reasoning for things philosophers have either overlooked or looked down on: religious texts, the passions, rhetoric, revelation, and God's mysterious nature. Its breadth is admirable. It discusses in detail thinkers from eastern and western religious and philosophical traditions, from antiquity to present. Its topics are interesting and underexplored in philosophy, and Wainwright navigates them with minimal jargon and technicality. The book is part of an interdisciplinary text series for undergraduates studying religion and philosophy, and it will serve its target audience well. However, its underdevelopment on some. . .

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