Language, truth, and religious belief studies in twentieth-century theory and method in religion

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  • Religion -- Philosophy.,
  • Religion -- Methodology.

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Statementedited by Nancy K. Frankenberry, Hans H. Penner.
SeriesAmerican Academy of Religion / Texts and translations series -- no. 19, Texts and translations series (American Academy of Religion) -- no. 19..
ContributionsFrankenberry, Nancy, 1947-., Penner, Hans H., 1934-.
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LC ClassificationsBL51 .L354 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 533 p. ;
Number of Pages533
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Open LibraryOL18279645M
ISBN 100788505408
LC Control Number99012982

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Preface to the Third Edition --Preface to the Second Edition --Preface to the First Edition --Introduction Thinking about God: the Search for the ultimate --Defining religion --What is philosophy of religion?--The God of theism --The religious ambiguity of life --Our task He later rejected this and centred on how language works and is used, believing that problems of religious language come from misunderstanding its usage.

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