An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Oct 11, 2004 - Philosophy - 416 pages
An updated new edition of the groundbreaking investigation which takes full account of the finding of the social and historical sciences whilst offering a religious interpretation of the religions as different culturally conditioned responses to a transcendent Divine Reality. Written with great clarity and force, and with a wealth of fresh insights, this major work (based on the author's Gifford Lectures of 1896-7) treats the principal topics in the philosophy of religion and establishes both a basis for religious affirmation today and a framework for the developing world-wide inter-faith dialogue. Includes a new Introduction to the second edition.

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JOHN HICK is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK and has taught at the Claremont Graduate University, California, the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham, UK, Cornell University and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Among his many books are Faith and Knowledge, Philosophy of Religion, The Second Christianity, God and the Universe of Faiths, Arguments for the Existence of God, Problems of Religious Pluralism, Evil and the God of Love, Death and Eternal Life, Disputed Questions in Theology and the Philosophy of Religion, The Metaphor of God Incarnate, The Fifth Dimension, Dialogues in the Philosophy of Religion and John Hick: An Autobiography.

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