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How to believe

Author: John Cottingham
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2015. ©2015
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In Why Believe? (Continuum) Professor John Cottingham argued that every human being possesses impulses and aspirations for which religious belief offers a home. His new book, How to Believe is concerned not so much with why we should believe as with what leads a person to become a believer. Cottingham challenges believers and non-believers alike to think afresh about the need to change their lives and about what  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cottingham
ISBN: 9781472907448 1472907442
OCLC Number: 927985928
Description: xii, 155 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Contrasting visions --
The world 'beyond' --
Adopting a worldview --
Religion as a live option --
The disclosure of the sacred --
Something of great constancy.
Responsibility: John Cottingham.

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In Why Believe? (Continuum) Professor John Cottingham argued that every human being possesses impulses and aspirations for which religious belief offers a home. His new book, How to Believe is concerned not so much with why we should believe as with what leads a person to become a believer. Cottingham challenges believers and non-believers alike to think afresh about the need to change their lives and about what such change might involve.
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A beautifully written and nuanced defence of religious belief as a transformative practice rather than a set of intellectual doctrines. Written by one of Britain's leading philosophers, this is a Read more...

 
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