[The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse

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DOWNLOAD ✓ The Religious Case Against Belief James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse Ruths we may accumulate our knowledge falls infinitely short of the truth While ordinary ignorance is common to all people Carse associates the strongest manifestation of willful ignorance with the most fervent and dangerous of believers He points to the historic conflict between Martin Luther and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V both to reveal this seemingly religious collision as a clash of belief and to identify belief ’s inherently destructive characteristics From Luther to the contemporary Christian right we learn that believers construct identity by erecting boundaries and by fostering aggression between the believer and the other This is why belief systems choose at great cost to remain locked in bloody conflict rather than to engage in dialogue recognizing the great deal they have in common This is willful ignorance In fierce contrast to willful ignorance higher ignorance is an acuired state enhanced by religion Those traveling the path to higher ignorance recognize faith te One of the most interesting books I have read on religious belief at least since Gauchet s work It is rightly an aesthetic view religion as poetry NOT as truth or falsehood

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DOWNLOAD ✓ The Religious Case Against Belief James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse Achings such as the Bible as poetry intended to promote contemplation interpretation and a sense of wonder For evidence of religion’s deeply embedded rejection of singular truth and its acceptance of diverse dialogue Carse looks to the many faces of Jesus presented in the books of the Bible and elsewhere Uncontaminated by belief systems religion rejects the imagined boundaries that falsely divide people and ideas working to expand horizons The Religious Case Against Belief exposes a world in which religion and belief have become erroneously and terrifyingly conflated In strengthening their association with powerful belief systems religions have departed from their essential purpose as agencies of higher ignorance Carse uses his wideranging understanding of religion to find a viable and vital path away from what he calls the Age of Faith II and toward open ended global dialogue Far from abstract philosophical musing The Religious Case Against Belief is reuired reading for our age No professional jargon here In clear precise brillant yet scholarly prose this author makes us aware that most of us are under the enthrallment of belief systems of one kind or another whether or not we are part of any organized religion and further he even recommends not less real religion because real religion makes no ultimate truth claims to divide folks rather it lays bare the mystery in which we all live and allows us to reopen the search for truth Most of us are willfully ignorant because we avoid knowledge that might undermine the authority of our chosen belief systems Now after all is there not good precedent for this tradition Socrates for instance went about trying to get his listeners to make the confession of ignorance so that real learning could resume And how about Jesus for that matter especially in the Gospel of Thomas In the end Carse proposes a higher ignorance which informs us that we can never know the Total Truth Those on the path to higher ignorance recognize the Bible for instance as poetry intended to expand our horizons to arrive at a sense of wonder uncontaminated by belief systems which shut down the mind and make unnecessary enemies A wise and provocative read

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DOWNLOAD ✓ The Religious Case Against Belief James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse A provocative insightful explanation for why it is that belief not religion keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignoranceIn The Religious Case Against Belief James Carse identifies the twenty first century’s most forbidding villain belief In distinguishing religions from belief systems Carse works to reveal how belief with its restriction on thought and encouragement of hostility has corrupted religion and spawned violence the world over Galileo Martin Luther Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ using their stories Carse creates his own brand of parable and establishes a new vocabulary with which to study conflict in the modern world The Religious Case Against Belief introduces three kinds of ignorance ordinary ignorance a mundane lack of knowledge such as ignorance of tomorrow’s weather or the reason why your stove is malfunctioning willful ignorance an intentional avoidance of accessible knowledge and finally higher ignorance a learned understanding that no matter how many t It is a philosophical book The author has long section on Belief He notes belief 1while it has its content it is directed both inward at its faithful and outward at its opponents 2 its vitality depends on that opposition the content of belief is shaped in conflict with others 3 because belief depends on hostile others it is necessary for us as believers not to think what the others are thinking There is a close association between belief and warBelievers love their authorities even when they are severeThere is a shorter section on religion wherein the author notes that there are many Jesuses and they vary according to interpretation of gthe various Christian sects Evil finds its perfect home in our own belief system and the moral certainty that goes with it Evil is nearly always an attempt to eliminate evil as it appears in those who oppose us It therefore thrives in belief systems inasmuch as it is easily ascribed to their enemies It is the shared assumption that we have the truth that is so devastating in every form of communitas


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    READ The Religious Case Against Belief James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse It is a philosophical book The author has long section on Belief He notes belief 1while it has its content it i

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    READ The Religious Case Against Belief [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse Very interesting and very challenging to read I especially have enjoyed mulling over the concepts of 3 forms of ignorance 1

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    READ The Religious Case Against Belief [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse I have a soft spot for James Carse I discovered his The Silence of God on my own and then a friend told me how much she enjoyed his Finite and Infinite Games which I read next Later I enjoyed his Breakfast at the Victory So when I saw this book in the bookstore I snapped it up And I did enjoy it almost to the end I do recommend it but would

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    [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse READ The Religious Case Against Belief One of the most interesting books I have read on religious belief at least since Gauchet's work It is rightly an aesthetic view religion as poetry NOT as truth or falsehood

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    FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD In this book Carse resolves the apparent oxymoron of the title by distinguishing between religion and belief Religion is about asking such cosmic uestions as Why are we here How do we know Belief is all about having answers Religion the ineffable meditation and transcendence go together Belief is deeply suspicious of meditation and doesn't want anything to do with mystery Religion is all about what's beyond the horizon

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    [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse You start reading this existential crap and you'll be as crazy as me I warn you That said I can recommend skipping this one for the additional reason that it in my opinion sucks Contemporary bestsellers which are fashionable these days sell books by bashing traditional religions and point out their obvious incongruities and misuses Dawkins Harris et al Other authors failing to have jumped in time on that specific bandwagon publi

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    READ The Religious Case Against Belief [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse No professional jargon here In clear precise brillant yet scholarly prose this author makes us aware that most of us are under the en

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    FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD if I am a knower I am open to correction; if I am a believer I resist it The one says This is what I am thinking; I will Wait for your response to see if it is the truth The other says This is what I think; I will wait for you to see it as the truth p 60Some good insights at times he tackles perhaps an awkward idea that is already poorly defined and framed The title itself is the subject matter for the book yet

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    [The Religious Case Against Belief] E–pub ✓ James P. Carse James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD The first section on belief systems is far compelling than his section on religion Unlike his Finite Infinite Games which clearly lays a good case for both's necessity Carse has difficulty parsing out what is religious versus what is poetic Particularly after the thrashing of belief systems it is hard to swallow that religion beyond

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    READ The Religious Case Against Belief FREE READ Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ James P. Carse James P. Carse ´ 0 DOWNLOAD Really interesting and challenging I need to read this at least a second time to fully digest the author's argument but the first reading helped me to integrate my spiritual experiences and commitments with my commitment to reason and empiricism just a little further I was especially impressed with his discussions of evil and of death

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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Religious Case Against Belief
  • James P. Carse
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 9781594201691