In Melville Stewart (ed.), Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1034--1052 (2010)

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Bruce Reichenbach
Augsburg College
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In "Religious Realism," I trace the realism/nonrealism debate in religion, arguing that although religions are psychological and sociological phenomena, they make truth-claims about reality. I develop the epistemic religious nonrealism of Buddhism an contrast it with Christian realism, focusing particularly on Thomas Morris's treatment of the incarnation. In the end I argument that realism matters because of the content of religion, the importance of making truth claims, and for resolving the human predicament.
Keywords realism  nonrealism  Buddhism  Christianity  incarnation  Morris, Thomas  Freud, Sigmund  models  self  truth  religious pluralism
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