David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Faith and Philosophy 6 (2):207-214 (1989)
Philip E. Devine has presented insightful proposals for defining religion in his essay “On the Definition of Religion” (Faith and Philosophy, July 1986). But despite his illuminating discussion, particularly the treatment of borderline cases, his account fails to distinguish religion as a process or goal-oriented activity from religion as a body of doctrine, and is mistaken (or perhaps unclear) in its proposal that religion per se is committed to the existence of superhuman agents. These deficiencies are exposed herein, and a sketch of an alternative view of religion, inspired by the views of both William James and Josiah Royce, is set forth
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Phillip E. Devine (1986). On the Definition of “Religion”. Faith and Philosophy 3 (3):270-284.
Wai Yip Wong (2011). Defining Chinese Folk Religion: A Methodological Interpretation. Asian Philosophy 21 (2):153 - 170.
Keith Ward (2006/2007). Is Religion Dangerous? William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
Shane R. Cudney (1999). “Religion Without Religion”. Faith and Philosophy 16 (3):390-404.
Jan Platvoet & Arie L. Molendijk (eds.) (1999). The Pragmatics of Defining Religion: Contexts, Concepts, and Contests. Brill.
Arie L. Molendijk & Peter Pels (eds.) (1998). Religion in the Making: The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion. Brill.
D. Z. Phillips & Timothy Tessin (eds.) (1999). Religion and Hume's Legacy. St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference Division.
Joseph Dabney Bettis (1969). Phenomenology of Religion. New York, Harper & Row.
Frederic Spiegelberg (1948). The Religion of No-Religion. Stanford, Calif.,J. L. Delkin.
Philip E. Devine (1996). Creation and Evolution. Religious Studies 32 (3):325 - 337.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads5 ( #229,635 of 1,102,835 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #84,523 of 1,102,835 )
How can I increase my downloads?