The Resource In defense of religious moderation, William Egginton

In defense of religious moderation, William Egginton

Label
In defense of religious moderation
Title
In defense of religious moderation
Statement of responsibility
William Egginton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his latest book, William Egginton laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse--no one can get elected without advertising a personal relation to God, for example--and prominent atheists treat religious belief as the root of all evil. Neither of these positions, Egginton argues, adequately represents the attitudes of a majority of Americans who, while identifying as Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not find fault with those who support different faiths and philosophies. In fact, Egginton goes so far as to question whether fundamentalists and atheists truly oppose each other, united as they are in their commitment to a 'code of codes.' In his view, being a religious fundamentalist does not require adhering to a particular religious creed. Fundamentalists--and stringent atheists--unconsciously believe that the methods we use to understand the world are all versions of an underlying master code. This code of codes represents an ultimate truth, explaining everything. Surprisingly, perhaps the most effective weapon against such thinking is religious moderation, a way of believing that questions the very possibility of a code of codes as the source of all human knowledge. The moderately religious, with their inherent skepticism toward a master code, are best suited to protect science, politics, and other diverse strains of knowledge from fundamentalist attack, and to promote a worldview based on the compatibility between religious faith and scientific method."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egginton, William
Index
index present
LC call number
BL410
LC item number
.E34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religions
  • Religious pluralism
  • Moderation
  • Faith
  • Faith
  • Moderation
  • Religions
  • Religious pluralism
  • Religion
  • Mäßigkeit
  • Fundamentalismus
Label
In defense of religious moderation, William Egginton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dogmatic atheism -- The fundamentalism of everyday life -- The language of God -- Faith in science -- In defense of religious moderation
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 158 pages
Isbn
9780231520966
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2010040793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669160776
  • (OCoLC)ocn669160776
Label
In defense of religious moderation, William Egginton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dogmatic atheism -- The fundamentalism of everyday life -- The language of God -- Faith in science -- In defense of religious moderation
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 158 pages
Isbn
9780231520966
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2010040793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669160776
  • (OCoLC)ocn669160776

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