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Cottingham, John (2008) Getting the Right Travel Papers. A Postscript to The Spiritual Dimension. Philosophy, 83, pp. 557-567. [Journal Article]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0031819108000880
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    Abstract

    This reply offers a detailed refutation of some of the objections raised in Christopher Coope's extended discussion of The Spiritual Dimension. It explains the ‘non-partisan’ strategy of the book, which Coope systematically misunderstands, and exposes some serious problems with Coope's own preference for a harshly exclusivist form of Christianity. Several issues connected with religious belief are then discussed, including emotional involvement versus detachment in the assessment of religious claims; layers of meaning in religious language; human autonomy and divine authority; the problem of evil; apophatic theology and transcendence; divine action in the world; and the doctrine of the afterlife.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy
    Department: Philosophy
    Philosophy
    Depositing User: Prof John Cottingham
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 10:52
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/223

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