Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

By: Madhuri M. Yadlapati (author)Hardback

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Many contemporary discussions of religion take an absolute, intractable approach to belief and non-belief, which privileges faith and dogmatism while treating doubt as a threat to religious values. As Madhuri M. Yadlapati demonstrates, however, there is another way: a faith (or non-faith) 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, Yadlapati explores what it means to live creatively and responsibly in the everyday world as limited, imaginative, and questioning creatures. She begins with a perceptive survey of diverse faith experiences in Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Protestant Christianity, then narrows her focus to Protestant Christianity and Hinduism to explore how the great thinkers of those faiths have embraced doubt in the service of spiritual transcendence. Defending the rich tapestry of faith and doubt against polarization, Against Dogmatism reveals a spiritual middle way, an approach native to the long-standing traditions in which faith and doubt are interwoven in constructive and dynamic ways.

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About Author

Madhuri M. Yadlapati is has a Ph.D in philosophy of religion from Yale University and is an instructor in religious studies at Louisiana State University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780252037948
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780252037948
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 0252037944

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