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Apology for Apologetics A Study in the Logic of Interreligious Dialogue

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ISBN-10: 1556357311

ISBN-13: 9781556357312

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul J. Griffiths

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An apology for apologetics argues that a vigorous apologetics is a vital component of any sound effort at interreligious dialogue. Griffiths shows that a spirited defense of each religious tradition must be made by people who are both committed to their "truth" and open to serious criticisms by members of other faith traditions. He demonstrates why and how such a recognition of the necessity of interreligious apologetics (the "NOIA principle") runs counter to the underlying presuppositions of many proponents of interreligious dialogue.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 126
Size: 6.13" wide x 8.92" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

The Necessity of Interreligious Apologetics
The Principle of the Necessity of Interreligious Apologetics
Religious Communities and Their Representative Intellectuals
Doctrine-Expressing Sentences
Alien Religious Claims
Interreligious Apologetics as a Duty
A Brief Comment on Salvation
The Properties of Doctrine-Expressing Sentences
The Comprehensibility of Doctrine-Expressing Sentences
The Commensurability of Doctrine-Expressing Sentences
The Cognitive Content of Doctrine-Expressing Sentences
Conceptual Relativism
Experiential Expressivism
Rule Theory
Incompatibility among Doctrine-Expressing Sentences
Universalist Perspectivalism
Esotericist Perspectivalism
The Varieties of Mystical Experience
The Cognitive Value of the Varieties of Mystical Experience
The Rejection of Positive Apologetics
The Argument from Negative Effect
The Argument That Success Is Impossible
The Argument That Positive Apologetics Is Unnecessary for the Preservation of Epistemic Respectability
An Excursus on the Case of the Pumpkinites
The Argument that Positive Apologetics is Unnecessary for the Preservation of Ethical Respectability
The Argument That Positive Apologetics Is Idolatry
Proper Apologetics
The Political Context
The Expectations of the Apologist
Community-Specific, Self-Guaranteeing Authority Sources
Apologetics in Action: Buddhists and Christians on Selves
A Buddhist Rejection of the Self
A Buddhist Description of the Person
A Christian Description of the Person as Embodied Soul
A Christian-Buddhist Apologetic on Selves and Persons