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Tables of Contents for Rationality and Religion
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction
1
7
Chapter 1 Should Religion be Publicly Recognized?
8
21
1 The Pluralist Society
8
5
2 Public Reason
13
5
3 Politics and Metaphysics
18
4
4 Liberalism and Religion
22
7
Chapter 2 Is Religion Merely a Social Fact?
29
20
1 Reasoning about Religion
29
4
2 Explaining Religion
33
3
3 The Autonomy of Religion
36
5
4 Scholarship as Cultural Construction
41
2
5 Religion and Rational Detachment
43
6
Chapter 3 Can All Religions be True?
49
21
1 The Problem of Many Religions
49
4
2 Religious Pluralism
53
6
3 The Nature of the `Real'
59
4
4 Forms of Realism in Religion
63
7
Chapter 4 Are Science and Religion Equally Rational?
70
21
1 The Relationship between Science and Religion
70
3
2 The God of the Gaps
73
3
3 Methodology and Metaphysics
76
4
4 Science and Theism
80
3
5 Critical Realism
83
8
Chapter 5 Can a Religion Rest on Historical Claims?
91
22
1 Historical Proof
91
4
2 Historical Evidence and Faith
95
4
3 `Gospel Truth'
99
5
4 The New Testament as History
104
4
5 The Scope of Historical Reasoning
108
5
Chapter 6 Is a Religious Epistemology Possible?
113
21
1 Foundationalism
113
4
2 Doxastic Practices
117
5
3 The Possibility of Trust
122
5
4 `Basic' Beliefs
127
7
Chapter 7 Should Religious Forms of Life be Justified?
134
20
1 Concepts and Practices
134
5
2 The `Grammar' of Spiritual Reality
139
5
3 The Shadow of Verificationism
144
4
4 The God of Reason
148
6
Chapter 8 Does Theism Need Dualism?
154
21
1 God and the Self
154
3
2 The Hermeneutics of Suspicion
157
4
3 Feminism, Self and God
161
5
4 Dualism and Power
166
4
5 Dualism and Theism
170
5
Chapter 9 Does Faith Need Reason?
175
21
1 The Priority of Faith
175
3
2 Natural Theology
178
4
3 The Unity of Knowledge
182
4
4 `Constructive' Theology
186
4
5 Faith and Reality
190
6
Chapter 10 Does Religion Need a Transcendent God?
196
20
1 God and the World
196
6
2 Spirit and Matter
202
3
3 Forms of Transcendence
205
4
4 An Active God
209
7
Bibliography
216
5
Index
221