Behind, Between, and Beyond Anthropomorphic Models of Ultimate Reality

  • Wesley J. WildmanEmail author


The plurality of models of ultimate reality is a central problem for religious philosophy. This essay sketches what is involved in mounting comparative inquiries across the plurality of models. In order to illustrate what advance would look like in such a comparative inquiry, an argument is presented to show that highly anthropomorphic models of ultimate reality are inferior to a number of competitors. This paper was delivered as a keynote address during the APA Pacific 2007 Mini-Conference on Models of God.


Religious Belief Cognitive Bias Evolutionary Psychology Comparative Inquiry Ultimate Reality 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Theology, Graduate School and Institute for the Biocultural Study of ReligionBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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