© 1995

Prolegomena to Religious Pluralism

Reference and Realism in Religion


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter Byrne
    Pages 1-30
  3. Peter Byrne
    Pages 31-55
  4. Peter Byrne
    Pages 57-82
  5. Peter Byrne
    Pages 83-106
  6. Peter Byrne
    Pages 107-135
  7. Peter Byrne
    Pages 137-165
  8. Peter Byrne
    Pages 167-190
  9. Peter Byrne
    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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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Prolegomena to Religious Pluralism
  • Book Subtitle Reference and Realism in Religion
  • Authors P. Byrne
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-60108-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39169-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-39007-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Religion
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