An Interpretation of Religion

Human Responses to the Transcendent

  • John Hick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-17
  3. Phenomenological

  4. The Religious Ambiguity of the Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
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      Pages 111-125
  5. Epistemological

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
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  6. Religious Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
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About this book


A new and groundbreaking investigation which takes full account of the finding of the social and historical sciences whilst offering a religious interpretation of the religions as different culturally conditioned responses to a transcendent Divine Reality. Written with great clarity and force, and with a wealth of fresh insights, this major work (based on the author's Gifford Lectures of 1986-7) treats the principal topics in the philosophy of religion and establishes both a basis for religious affirmation today and a framework for the developing world-wide inter-faith dialogue.


philosophy of religion religion religious belief

Authors and affiliations

  • John Hick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ReligionClaremont Graduate SchoolClaremontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-39489-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37128-6
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