Prolegomena to Religious Pluralism

Reference and Realism in Religion

  • Peter┬áByrne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter Byrne
    Pages 1-30
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    Pages 31-55
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    Pages 57-82
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    Pages 83-106
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    Pages 107-135
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    Pages 137-165
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    Pages 167-190
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    Pages 191-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-214

About this book


This book surveys the thesis that all religions are alike in referring and relating to a single, common transcendent and sacred reality. It treats this thesis as one in the philosophy of religion and systematically sets out its main philosophical strengths and weaknesses. The key to understanding and defending pluralism is argued to lie in a realist understanding of religion, which is defined by way of an account of the reference of names for sacred, transcendent reality.


argue epistemology philosophy philosophy of religion pluralism realism religion religions understanding

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