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Emotional experience and religious understanding

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In this book Mark Wynn argues that the landscape of philosophical theology looks rather different from the perspective of a re-conceived theory of emotion. In matters of religion, we do not need to opt for objective content over emotional form or vice versa. On the contrary, these strategies are mistaken at root, since form and content are not properly separable here - because 'inwardness' may contribute to 'thought-content', or because (to use the vocabulary of the book) emotional feelings can themselves constitute thoughts; or because, to put the point a further way, in religious contexts, perception and conception are often infused by feeling. Wynn uses this perspective to forge a distinctive approach to a range of established topics in philosophy of religion, notably: religious experience; the problem of evil; the relationship of religion and ethics, and religion and art; and in general, the connection of 'feeling' to doctrine and tradition.

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Author(s):
Wynn, Mark
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521840562
ISBN-13:
9780521840569
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press 2005
Title:
Emotional experience and religious understanding

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In this book Mark Wynn argues that the landscape of philosophical theology looks rather different from the perspective of a re-conceived theory of emotion. In matters of religion, we do not need to opt for objective content over emotional form or vice versa. On the contrary, these strategies are mistaken at root, since form and content are not properly separable here - because 'inwardness' may contribute to 'thought-content', or because (to use the vocabulary of the book) emotional feelings can themselves constitute thoughts; or because, to put the point a further way, in religious contexts, perception and conception are often infused by feeling. Wynn uses this perspective to forge a distinctive approach to a range of established topics in philosophy of religion, notably: religious experience; the problem of evil; the relationship of religion and ethics, and religion and art; and in general, the connection of 'feeling' to doctrine and tradition.

Condition: Stamp inside front cover, indented area to back cover, no jacket, otherwise good, pages clean and intact, binding strong.

Author(s):
Wynn, Mark
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
9" x 6"
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521840562
ISBN-13:
9780521840569
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press 2005
Title:
Emotional experience and religious understanding

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