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Matters of Belief: Religious and Ethical Attitudes

  • Barbara Prentis
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Abstract

Today, in deference to the weight of time and tradition, we still apply the designation, ‘period of change’ to the Victorian era, despite the challenging events of more recent times: for this was the era that was to be recognised even by its participants as a kind of painful adolescence of the awakening Self, a time in which an ever-increasing number of human beings began, as Kant had exhorted, to have the courage to think for themselves, to ‘dare to know’.1 The results, not unexpectedly, were disturbing, and nowhere more so than in the area of religion, where a new ‘disquietude and doubt’2 began to undermine the foundations of long-established certainties.

Keywords

Religious Sense Human Love Contemplative Prayer Christian Orthodoxy Platonic Theory 
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© Barbara Prentis 1988

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