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On the nature and grounds of religious belief

John Leofric Stocks

On the nature and grounds of religious belief

delivered before the University of Durham at Armstrong college, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on November 15th, 16th and 17th, 1933

by John Leofric Stocks

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Published by Oxford university press, H. Milford in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Belief and doubt,
  • Philosophy and religion

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. L. Stocks.
    SeriesRiddell memorial lectures. 6th ser
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT771
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47, (1) p. ;
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19090833M
    LC Control Number34040870


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Maxwell fundamentally misunderstands the nature of religious belief as professed by an individual. Religious faith isn’t something which can be weighed against other interpretations of the world; it is the result of an individual’s deeply felt experience of living in that world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote extensively on religious faith. After reading this article you will learn about Belief: 1. Nature of Belief 2. Grounds of Belief. Nature of Belief: The fundamental aspect of belief is its claim to be true of reality.

Belief is the sense of reality. Belief is not a mere assertion of something as true. In whatever manner, it is established, [ ]. A nature religion is a religious movement that believes nature and the natural world is an embodiment of divinity, sacredness or spiritual power. Nature religions include indigenous religions practiced in various parts of the world by cultures who consider the environment to be imbued with spirits and other sacred entities.

It also includes contemporary Pagan faiths which. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions, and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or.

Get this from a library. On the nature and grounds of religious belief, delivered before the University of Durham at Armstrong college, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on November 15th, 16th and 17th. [J L Stocks]. An eloquent case for regarding nature itself as the focus of religion—as the metaphysical ultimate deserving religious commitment.

The beauty, sublimity, and wonder of nature have been justly celebrated in all of the religious traditions of the world, but usually these traditions have focused on beings or powers presumed to lie behind nature, providing nature’s ultimate explanation Cited by: Belief is the attitude that something is the case or true.

In epistemology, philosophers use the term "belief" to refer to personal attitudes associated with true or false ideas and concepts. However, "belief" does not require active introspection and circumspection.

For example, few ponder whether the sun will rise, just assume it will. Since "belief" is an important aspect of mundane. Get this from a library.

A philosophy of religion, or, The rational grounds of religious belief. [John Bascom; American Psychological Association.] -- "In this book the author seeks to provide a rational (philosophical) basis for Christian beliefs.

After laying the foundation of humans' psychological faculties, he discusses the being and attributes. The Urantia Book. Paper The Real Nature of Religion. () RELIGION, as a human experience, ranges from the primitive fear slavery of the evolving savage up to the sublime and magnificent faith liberty of those civilized mortals who are superbly conscious of sonship with the eternal God.

() Religion is the ancestor of the advanced ethics and morals. World Pantheism is probably the most clearly earth-focussed of spiritual/religious organizations. Nature is the very heart of our spirituality, which is close to Deep Ecology, Gaia theory, Nature religion, or basic and direct Nature Worship.

The simplest way to sum it up is in Michael Gorbachev’s phrase “Nature is my god.”. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published inis a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature.

It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see 5/5(1).

The Meaning of Belief does not assess the truth or falsehood of religion. Rather, it looks at the meaning of religious belief and offers a way of understanding it that both makes sense of current debate and also suggests what more intellectually responsible and practically effective attitudes atheists might take to the phenomenon of religion/5(11).

The Urantia Book Paper The Foundations of Religious Faith () TO THE unbelieving materialist, man is simply an evolutionary accident. His hopes of survival are strung on a figment of mortal imagination; his fears, loves, longings, and beliefs are but the reaction of the incidental juxtaposition of certain lifeless atoms of matter.

The religious nature of evolution. by Carl Wieland. Renowned Canadian science philosopher Dr Michael Ruse made astonishing admissions about the religious nature of evolution at a symposium titled ‘The New Antievolutionism’ (during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.) 1 These statements shocked his colleagues.

What if most modern arguments against religious belief have been attacking the wrong God all along. A digital billboard, sponsored by the American Atheists organization, on display in New York.

The book considers the extent to which religious interests are protected in the workplace, with particular reference to the protection against religious discrimination provided by the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations It establishes a principled basis for determining the proper scope of religious freedom at work, and considers the interaction of freedom of.

Breaking the Science-Atheism Bond It was a fascinating book, brimming with ideas and showcasing a superb ability to put difficult concepts into. The game-changing book by Ethan H. Shagan, The Birth of Modern Belief, will alter the way you understand the history and nature of belief in the West from the Middle Ages to our own subtitle referring to faith and judgement indicates the structure of the argument as belief is increasingly defined in terms of the sovereign judgement of the individual.

Nature Has Lost Its Meaning. the possibility of living a moral life without religious belief, the viability of democracy, etc. Outside the lunatic fringe, the right today is, in many respects Author: Ross Andersen. This interpretation is offered by Putnam in "Wittgenstein on Religious Belief".

Wittgenstein, "Lectures on Religious Beliefs", pp. 70 See Braithwaite, An Empiricist's View of the Nature of Religious Beliefs. This interpretation of Wittgenstein and the criticism of it are suggested by Putnam in "Wittgenstein on Religious Belief".

This excellent collection is more evidence of the renewal of interest in things evidential in both general and religious epistemology. For the sake of space considerations, I will focus on the first two sections of the book, which are more methodological -- examining the role of evidence in religious belief -- whereas the third of the three sections of the book contains arguments for.

God of hosts - Viktor Vasnetsov. Before I can talk about arguments for and against the existence of God, I need to talk a bit about the nature of God. When we think about the nature of God, certain characteristics come to mind: God is Spiritual or Supernatural – most religions view ‘god’ as an entity or force that is beyond our physical selves.

Of course, some religions aren’t limited. No one who cares about the human future can afford to ignore E.O. Wilson's book. On Human Nature begins a new phase in the most important intellectual controversy of this generation: Is human behavior controlled by the species' biological heritage.

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For a defence of the claim that mystical perception is a source of prima facie justification for beliefs based on it see my “Religious Experience and Religious Belief’, Nous, 16 (): ; ”Christian Experience and Christian Belief’, in Faith and Rationality, eds.A. Plantinga and N. Wolterstorff (Notre Dame: Univ.

of Notre Dame Press Cited by: 1. Ben Klassen's almost year-old book “Nature's Eternal Religion” is proffered in this lecture and is replete with good advice on marrying, starting and raising a family, and owning your own business, concepts, which are entirely absent in the Big Three World Religions.

the general field of religious studies. He did this with countless articles published in the best peer-reviewed journals of the time, but his book, The Psychology of Religion, published in New York in by Charles Scribner’s, proved to be the stone that truly rippled the scholarly waters, for it was Starbuck who wasFile Size: 1MB.

The Basis of Religious Freedom in the Book of Mormon. But the nature of that freedom–what it protected, the reasons they gave for it, and how they thought about it–were different from our concept of religious freedom.

Religious Belief is Protected, But Religious Practice is Not. First, the narrator identifies religious belief, not. Studies around the world came up with similar findings, including widespread belief in some kind of afterlife and an instinctive tendency to suggest that natural phenomena happen for a purpose.

"Children in particular found it very easy to think in religious ways," such as believing in God's omniscience, said Trigg. The book's title is, I guess, a handy label for Creativity, the religion founded by Klassen.

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There is no such thing as “proof” in a religious belief. This makes its “truth” entirely subjective in nature. “Your mileage may vary” is the only way to evaluate religious claims.

Nevertheless, the efforts of scholars such as Aquinas eventually legitimized logic and natural philosophy on religious grounds almost to a counterproductive extent. Indeed, by the Renaissance it Cited by: 3.

Abstract. The attitude towards the existence of God varies within the Hindu religious tradition. 1 This may not be entirely unexpected given the tolerance for doctrinal diversity for which the tradition is known.

Thus of the six orthodox systems of Hindu philosophy only three address the question in some : Arvind Sharma. David Hume - David Hume - Belief: Hume then considers the process of causal inference, and in so doing he introduces the concept of belief.

When people see a glass fall, they not only think of its breaking but expect and believe that it will break. Or, starting from an effect, when they see the ground to be generally wet, they not only think of rain but believe that there has been rain.

'Religious Naturalism is a philosophy, or a set of attitudes and beliefs, that combines an appreciation of perceptions and values commonly associated with religions with a naturalistic understanding of the world (grounded in findings from science, and not including anything supernatural that may exist or act in ways that are not consistent with.

This paper considers the ground of religious belief under anti-discrimination law and argues that it is a spectral ground. While discrimination is proscribed in the same way as other grounds. The topic this paper addresses is part of the more general problem of the relation of religion to modern society.

The pioneering studies of Max Webber and Ernst Troeltsch have been followed by an enormous literature from several fields. 1 Though not unmindful of these studies, the primary intention of this paper is to provide a framework for understanding the relation.

The view that belief is a dyadic relation between a believer and some other object, e.g., a proposition, appears to receive support from the fact that we can infer ‘There is something that Jones believes' from ordinary belief ascriptions such. Choosing Reality. An interview with B. Alan Wallace about Buddhism, science, and the nature of mind.

Buddhism is a rich spiritual and religious tradition that is growing rapidly around the world. manifest in nature. Understanding, communing with, and living in harmony with the sacred is thus only possible because of nature and the eternal living force, or ashe, that inhabits it.

This rooting in and respect for nature of Caribbean religious cultures has not, however, ever inspired broad environmental activism anywhere in the Size: 82KB.

The nature of religion and beliefs review prelim sor 1. The Nature of Beliefs S 2. Define the Supernatural DimensionS The Supernatural dimension is: S Aspects of the human experience that is beyond its comprehension or ability to explain.In Perceiving God, William P. Alston offers a clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious experience.

He argues that the "perception of God"—his term for direct experiential awareness of God—makes a major contribution to the grounds of religious belief. Surveying the variety of reported direct experiences of God among laypersons and famous mystics, Alston /5(2).History The roots of Greek religion.

The study of a religion’s history includes the study of the history of those who espoused it, together with their spiritual, ethical, political, and intellectual experiences. Greek religion as it is currently understood probably resulted from the mingling of religious beliefs and practices between the incoming Greek-speaking peoples who arrived .