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Tage Kurtén om religiös sanning och tillit till Gud
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Philosophy of Religion.
2015 (Swedish)In: Teologinen Aikakauskirja, ISSN 0040-3555, no 5/6, 467-478 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Tage Kurtén has argued that the way in which many theologians and philosophers typically approach religious belief is misguided and deeply problematic. These thinkers model religious belief too much on scientific belief formation and evaluation, and consequently treat belief in God in skeptical way – as a kind of tentative hypothesis. Instead Kurtén maintains that we should see belief in God as we see the relationship of trust between a husband and a wife who truly love each other. For this reason we need a paradigm shift in theology and philosophy of religion. I agree with many of the things that Kurtén says, but I still think that in a number of places his arguments are not convincing and I therefore suggest that we should draw partially different conclusions. What he in particular fails to take into account is that rational belief, including belief in God, is person-relative

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2015. no 5/6, 467-478 p.
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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Philosophy of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276485OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-276485DiVA: diva2:903178
Kurten, religious truth, rationality, faith
Available from: 2016-02-15 Created: 2016-02-15 Last updated: 2016-07-26Bibliographically approved

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