Religion: Major Contentions  A guide to the major assertions in this section

Religion and Truth     When we examine religious claims to truth and goodness through the lens of warrant, we find a paradox in the nature of revelation.

The Fragility of Religious Authority     Why religious war? This is why.

Can Religious Belief Be Knowledge?    Religious belief begins where knowledge ends, and that is early in the search for God.

Theology’s Cloud of Unknowing     The issue of immanence and transcendence reveals interesting questions about any effort to justify religious authority as a source of public morality and poses lesser problems for the permissibility of belief.

The Problem of Metaphor in Religion     Literal vs figurative. How the common effort to explain religious truth by means of figurative language must end in further confusion

The Latest Creationism Debate     Commentary on the Youtube debate between evolutionist Bill Nye and creation science thinker Ken Ham

A Problem with Sacred Texts    Believers wish to submit to the absolute truth of their scriptures, but the texts do not permit that level of trust

C.S. Lewis, Religious Knowledge, and Belief     A half-hearted defense of C.S. Lewis’s approach to religious knowledge

Tao and the Myth of Religious Return     Seven reasons why nostalgia for religious authority is a serious error and a careless juxtaposition of modernist and postmodernist means of warrant

Theocracy and the Commandments     An attack on theocracy

Divine Justice     Investigation into the difficulties of calling God to account and the impossibility of doing otherwise

Religious Knowledge as Mobius Strip  A flat rejection of the possibility of expertise in apologetics and a sincere search for alternatives

Must Religion Retreat?     A defense of belief without knowledge

Christianity Is A Crooked Path   A survey of heresies reveals the variability of permissible Christian beliefs

To What Extent Can Uncompassed Doxastic Beliefs Guide True Moral Commitments?  What kinds of religious beliefs are morally permissible?

What Is the Christian’s Moral Duty?   An attempt to link permissible religious belief to a complete moral system

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