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Natural Religion and the Nature of Religion

The Legacy of Deism

By Peter Byrne

Routledge – 1989 – 296 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

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    978-0-415-82227-5
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Description

This study offers students of religion and philosophy introductory chapters concerning the concept of natural religion. It holds that we can’t engage in useful discussion about the present concept of religion without a knowledge of the philosophical history that has shaped that concept. This is discussed with reference to the notion of natural religion to illustrate certain aspects of deism and its legacy. Originally published in 1989.

Contents

Preface 1. The Concept of Natural Religion 2. Humanism and Rationalism 3. Deism and the Case for Natural Religion 4. Deism and the Criticism of Religion 5. The Progress of the Concept of Natural Religion 6. Religion, Romanticism and Idealism 7. Natural Religion and the Science of Religion 8. The Contemporary Study of Religions

Name: Natural Religion and the Nature of Religion: The Legacy of Deism (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Byrne. This study offers students of religion and philosophy introductory chapters concerning the concept of natural religion. It holds that we can’t engage in useful discussion about the present concept of religion without a knowledge of the...
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