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Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Abstract

Many contemporary discussions of religion take an absolute, intractable approach to belief and nonbelief that privileges faith and dogmatism while treating doubt as a threat to religious values. As this book demonstrates, however, there is another way: a faith (or nonfaith) that embraces doubt and its potential for exploring both the depths and heights of spiritual reflection and speculation. Through three distinct discussions of faith, doubt, and hope, the book explores what it means to live creatively and responsibly in the everyday world as limited, imaginative, and questioning creatures. I ... More

Keywords: religious belief, faith, dogmatism, doubt, hope, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Protestant Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037948
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madhuri M. Yadlapati, author
Louisiana State University