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  1. Idolatry, Indifference, and the Scientific Study of Religion: Two New Humean Arguments.Daniel Linford - 2018 - Religious Studies:1-21.
    We utilize contemporary cognitive and social science of religion to defend a controversial thesis: the human cognitive apparatus gratuitously inclines humans to religious activity oriented around entities other than the God of classical theism. Using this thesis, we update and defend two arguments drawn from David Hume: (i) the argument from idolatry, which argues that the God of classical theism does not exist, and (ii) the argument from indifference, which argues that if the God of classical theism exists, God (...)
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  2. Saving God: Religion After Idolatry.Mark Johnston - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    In this book, Mark Johnston argues that God needs to be saved not only from the distortions of the "undergraduate atheists" but, more importantly, from the idolatrous tendencies of religion itself. Each monotheistic religion has its characteristic ways of domesticating True Divinity, of taming God's demands so that they do not radically threaten our self-love and false righteousness. Turning the monotheistic critique of idolatry on the monotheisms themselves, Johnston shows that much in these traditions must be condemned as false (...)
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    Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered.Leora Batnitzky - 2009 - Princeton University Press.
    Although Franz Rosenzweig is arguably the most important Jewish philosopher of the twentieth century, his thought remains little understood. Here, Leora Batnitzky argues that Rosenzweig's redirection of German-Jewish ethical monotheism anticipates and challenges contemporary trends in religious studies, ethics, philosophy, anthropology, theology, and biblical studies.This text, which captures the hermeneutical movement of Rosenzweig's corpus, is the first to consider the full import of the cultural criticism articulated in his writings on the modern meanings of art, language, ethics, and national identity. (...)
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    Pirate or Buy? The Moderating Effect of Idolatry.Chia-Chen Wang, Chin-ta Chen, Shu-Chen Yang & Cheng-Kiang Farn - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 90 (1):81-93.
    Due to the development of information technology, music piracy has become an escalating problem. This study attempts to employ the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the social identity theory to investigate the antecedents of downloading pop music illegally from the Internet, the relationship between the intention to illegally download music and the intention to buy music, and the moderating effects of idolatry. Data were collected from 350 teenagers in Northern Taiwan through questionnaire interviews conducted in city centers where (...)
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    Does Univocity Entail Idolatry?N. N. Trakakis - 2010 - Sophia 49 (4):535-555.
    Idolatry is vehemently rejected by the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), and closely connected with idolatry are certain varieties of anthropomorphism, which involve the attribution of a human form or personality to God. The question investigated in this paper is whether a highly anthropomorphic conception of God, one that commits the sin of idolatry, is entailed by a particular theory of religious language. This theory is the 'univocity thesis', the view that, for some substitutions for 'F', (...)
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    Levinas and the Unnamed Balaam on Ontology and Idolatry.Annabel Herzog - 2011 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 19 (2):131-145.
    Levinas establishes an intriguing connection between idolatry and ontology. This connection is aptly illustrated by the biblical character of Balaam, the ambiguous Mesopotamian prophet or sorcerer of Numbers 22-24, who is almost never mentioned in Levinas's work but who is present, albeit hidden, in the talmudic reading “Contempt for the Torah as Idolatry.“ A deconstruction of this talmudic reading uncovers Balaam's footprints. It also clarifies different meanings of idolatry—exposing its ontological violence, but also, perhaps, its necessity for (...)
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  7. Graven Ideologies Nietzsche, Derrida & Marion on Modern Idolatry.Bruce Ellis Benson - 2002
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    Review Of: Mark Johnston, Saving God: Religion After Idolatry[REVIEW]Daniel von Wachter - 2011 - Dialectica 65 (2):286-292.
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  9. Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry.Amy Gutmann (ed.) - 2001 - Princeton University Press.
    Michael Ignatieff draws on his extensive experience as a writer and commentator on world affairs to present a penetrating account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution. Since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, this revolution has brought the world moral progress and broken the nation-state's monopoly on the conduct of international affairs. But it has also faced challenges. Ignatieff argues that human rights activists have rightly drawn criticism from Asia, (...)
     
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    Idolatry and Religious Language.Richard Cross - 2008 - Faith and Philosophy 25 (2):190-196.
    Upholding a univocity theory of religious language does not entail idolatry, because nothing about univocity entails misidentifying God altogether—which is what idolatry amounts to. Upholders and opponents of univocity can agree on the object to which they are ascribing various attributes, even if they do not agree on the attributes themselves. Neither does the defender of univocity have to maintain that there is anything real really shared by God and creatures. Furthermore, even if much of language is analogous, (...)
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  11. Idolatry and its Premature Rabbinic Obituary.Yitzhak Y. Melamed - forthcoming - In Aaron Segal & Daniel Frank (eds.), Debates in Jewish Philosophy - Past and Present. Routledge.
    The current paper aims at merely charting a brief outline of Jewish philosophical attitudes toward idolatry. In its first part, I discuss some chief trends in Rabbinic approach toward idolatry. In the second part, I examine the role of idolatry in the philosophy of religion of Moses Maimonides and Benedict de Spinoza, two towering figures of medieval and early modern Jewish philosophy. In the third and last part, I address the relevance of the notion of idolatry (...)
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  12. No Religion Without Idolatry: Mendelssohn's Jewish Enlightenment.Gideon Freudenthal - 2012 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    Moses Mendelssohn is considered the foremost representative of Jewish Enlightenment. In _No Religion without Idolatry_, Gideon Freudenthal offers a novel interpretation of Mendelssohn’s general philosophy and discusses for the first time Mendelssohn’s semiotic interpretation of idolatry in his _Jerusalem _and in his Hebrew biblical commentary. Mendelssohn emerges from this study as an original philosopher, not a shallow popularizer of rationalist metaphysics, as he is sometimes portrayed. Of special and lasting value is his semiotic theory of idolatry. From a (...)
     
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  13. Hiddenness, Evidence, and Idolatry.E. J. Coffman - 2011 - In Raymond VanArragon & Kelly James Clark (eds.), Evidence and Religious Belief. Oxford University Press.
    In some of the most important recent work in religious epistemology, Paul Moser (2002, 2004, 2008) develops a multifaceted reply to a prominent attack on belief in God—what we’ll call the Hiddenness Argument. This paper raises a number of worries about Moser’s novel treatment of the Hiddenness Argument. After laying out the version of that argument Moser most explicitly engages, we explain the four main elements of Moser’s reply and argue that it stands or falls with two pieces in particular—what (...)
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    Idolatry In The New Testament.Joel Marcus - 2006 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 60 (2):152-164.
    The New Testament inherits its attitude toward idolatry from the Old Testament and early Judaism. In all three, idolatry is the primal sin and is connected with sexual immorality and avarice. Both Jesus, in his response to the question about tribute, and Paul,* in his treatment of food sacrificed to idols, reflect the conflict between revulsion against idolatry and the need to survive in an idolatrous world. Moreover, Paul and the Johannine literature respond to the Jewish charge (...)
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    Saving God: Religion After Idolatry[REVIEW]Lynne Rudder Baker - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
    Saving God is a rich and provocative book. It aims to "save God" from idolatrous believers, who take God to be largely concerned with the welfare and destiny of human creatures. Banning idolatry, Johnston is led to a panentheistic conception of "the Highest One," who (or which) is not separable from Nature. With echoes of Spinoza and, to a lesser extent, Whitehead, Johnston argues that the natural world is all that there is, but, properly understood, can be seen as (...)
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    Worship, Veneration, and Idolatry: Observations From C. S. Lewis.Jason Lepojärvi - 2015 - Religious Studies 51 (4):543-562.
    What does it mean to love God ‘more’ than people? This article engages the difficulty of defining worship, veneration, and idolatry, by looking at C. S. Lewis's observations on the subject. Lewis offers helpful nudges towards more than a merely conceptual distinction, but he does not consistently apply his love principles to cover human love for the saints. The article concludes with eight follow-up questions that benefit philosophers and theologians alike as they seek to formulate more focused definitions of (...)
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    Totality and Idolatry: Rereading Pius XI.John J. Conley - 2001 - Catholic Social Science Review 6:165-174.
    In three encyclicals, Pius XI denounces the abuses of totalitarian regimes: fascism, national socialism, and communism. The Pope argues that the motor of the human rights abuses operative in each regime is idolatry. Totalitarian movements have placed respectively the state, race, and class in the place of God. The prophetic defense of the rights of the persecuted entails a theological critique of the idolatrous substitutes for God and of the counterfeit Christianity fabricated by totalitarian movements.
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    Pride and Idolatry.R. R. Reno - 2006 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 60 (2):167-180.
    Which is the primal sin, pride or idolatry? The Augustinian tradition highlights pride, an emphasis reinforced by theological critiques of modernity. However, the Old Testament and Romans 1 point to idolatry as the fundamental form of sin. Analysis of Augustine's account of human acts, the nature of evil, and the structure of sinful love frames a close reading of one of the most famous episodes in his Confessions, the youthful theft of pears. In this autobiographical reflection, Augustine illuminates (...)
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    Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. By Leora Batnitzky.Jeremiah Alberg - 2012 - The European Legacy 17 (7):948-948.
    (2012). Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. By Leora Batnitzky. The European Legacy: Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 948-948. doi: 10.1080/10848770.2012.721750.
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    Fray Ramón Pané,: First Extirpator of Idolatry.Marguerite Cattan - 2014 - Alpha (Osorno) 39:37-56.
    Durante el segundo viaje de Colón, Ramón Pané llegó a la isla de La Española donde convivió entre los nativos y escribió un tratado sobre sus creencias y rituales. Su Relación acerca de las antigüedades de los indios terminada en 1498 es de gran valor histórico y por su labor el autor ha sido celebrado como el primer etnógrafo y etnólogo de América. Sin embargo, Pané ha sido insuficientemente explicado por la mayor parte de los académicos y no ha sido (...)
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    Two. Miracles and Martyrs, Ethics and Hermeneutics: Idolatry From Mendelssohn to Rosenzweig.Leora Batnitzky - 2009 - In Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. Princeton University Press. pp. 32-61.
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    Six. Risking Religion: Christian Idolatry.Leora Batnitzky - 2009 - In Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. Princeton University Press. pp. 145-168.
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    Introduction. Reconsidering Rosenzweig and Modern Conceptions of Idolatry.Leora Batnitzky - 2009 - In Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. Princeton University Press. pp. 1-14.
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    Seven. Risking Politics: Jewish Idolatry.Leora Batnitzky - 2009 - In Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered. Princeton University Press. pp. 169-187.
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  25. Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry.Michael Ignatieff, K. Anthony Appiah, David A. Hollinger, Thomas W. Laqueur, Diane F. Orentlicher & A. Gutmann - 2001 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 65 (1):177-178.
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    Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry.Michael Ignatieff, Kwame Anthony Appiah, David A. Hollinger, Thomas W. Laqueur & Diane F. Orentlicher - 2003 - Princeton University Press.
    "These essays make a splendid book. Ignatieff's lectures are engaging and vigorous; they also combine some rather striking ideas with savvy perceptions about actual domestic and international politics.
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  27. Love, Idolatry, and Patriotism.Eamonn Callan - 2006 - Social Theory and Practice 32 (4):525-546.
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    Mark Johnston: Saving God: Religion After Idolatry. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2009, Xiv + 198 Pages, $24.95. [REVIEW]Donald A. Crosby - 2012 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (2):145-154.
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    In Quest of Authentic Divinity: Critical Notice of Mark Johnston’s ’Saving God: Religion After Idolatry’.John Bishop - 2012 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (4):175--191.
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  30. Theology Without Idolatry or Violence.Michael C. Rea - 2015 - Scottish Journal of Theology 68 (1):61-79.
    Since the 1960s, metaphysics has flourished in Anglo-American philosophy. Far from wanting to avoid metaphysics, philosophers have embraced it in droves. There have been critics, to be sure; but the criticisms have received answers and the enterprise has carried on.
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    Why Physician-Assisted Suicide Perpetuates the Idolatry of Medicine.M. J. Cherry - 2003 - Christian Bioethics 9 (2-3):245-271.
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  32. Every Religion Is Idolatry.Stathis Gourgouris - 2013 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 80 (1):101-128.
     
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    Theology, Ethnography, and the Historicization of Idolatry.Joan Pau Rubiés - 2006 - Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (4):571-596.
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    On Denying the Right God: Aquinas on Atheism and Idolatry.Denys Turner - 2004 - Modern Theology 20 (1):141-161.
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    The Idolatry of the Actual: Habermas, Socialization, and the Possibility of Autonomy.David A. Borman - 2011 - State University of New York Press.
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    The Idolatry of Friendship.Brent Adkins - 2019 - Research in Phenomenology 49 (1):135-142.
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    Book ReviewsMichael Ignatieff,. Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001. Pp. 187. $19.95. [REVIEW]Michael J. Green - 2003 - Ethics 113 (2):420-423.
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    Idolatry, Natural History, and Spiritual Medicine: Francis Bacon and the Neo-Stoic Protestantism of the Late Sixteenth Century.Dana Jalobeanu - 2012 - Perspectives on Science 20 (2):207-226.
  39. Idolatry and Alterity : Israel and the Nations in the Apocalypse of Abraham.Daniel C. Harlow - 2010 - In John J. Collins & Daniel C. Harlow (eds.), The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins. W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
     
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    Mark Johnston: Saving God: Religion After Idolatry[REVIEW]Elizabeth Burns - 2009 - The Philosophers' Magazine 47 (47):110-111.
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    No Religion Without Idolatry: Mendelssohn's Jewish Enlightenment by Gideon Freudenthal (Review).David Novak - 2013 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (3):494-495.
    In his learned and insightful reading of the eighteenth-century German–Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Gideon Freudenthal clearly wants to rescue him from total irrelevance. For Freudenthal claims that “Mendelssohn’s philosophy of Judaism—and of religion in general—can be defended and, in fact, still deserves contemporary interest” (12). But does Mendelssohn’s philosophy deserve the interest of philosophers who are interested in what is still significant in the present first for themselves and then for everybody else; or perhaps it deserves the interest only of (...)
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    Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry.Owen Barfield - 1957 - Wesleyan University Press.
    INTRODUCTION There may be times when what is most needed is, not so much a new discovery or a new idea as a different 'slant'; I mean a comparatively slight ...
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    Saving God: Religion After Idolatry – By Mark Johnston. [REVIEW]Daniel von Wachter - 2011 - Dialectica 65 (2):286-292.
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    Religious Plurality and Realist Christianity: Idolatry and the Testing of One’s Faith.Mark S. McLeod - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (2):224-241.
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    Mark Johnston's Saving God: Religion After Idolatry.Charles Taliaferro & Natasha Fredericks - 2010 - Philosophical Books 51 (3):187-194.
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    The Idolatry Argument Against Natural Theology: How It Works and Why It Fails.Hugh Burling - 2015 - Religious Studies 51 (3):401-410.
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    The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History.Fred M. Donner & G. R. Hawting - 2001 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 121 (2):336.
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    Saving God: Religion After Idolatry.Donald J. Dietrich - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (6):759-760.
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    Mark Johnston , Saving God: Religion After Idolatry . Reviewed By.Allen Stairs - 2012 - Philosophy in Review 32 (4):285-287.
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    II- Objectivity and Idolatry.Yonatan Shemmer - 2016 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 90 (1):191-216.
    The attempt to vindicate the objectivity of morality tops the list of philosophical obsessions. In this paper I consider the rationality of searching for such a vindication. I argue that the only justification of our efforts lies in our belief in moral objectivity; that this belief can be as well, if not better, explained by wishful thinking and other cognitive biases; that as a research community we have failed to take precautions against such biases; and that as a result we (...)
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