by Peggy Kamuf (Columbia, 1991);, ed.
For a discussion of his life and works, see .
Not everyone likes the idea of "original sin," and it is also pointed out that in Judaism itself there is the atonement for sin every year, on Yom Kippur.
by Jo Ellen Jacobs and Paula Harms Payne (Indiana, 1998) and, ed.
We are left to conclude that knowledge of good and evil together with eternal life are the attributes of divinity (the terms of which changed with the Greek gods), neither of which God intended to bestow on Adam and Eve.
Christopher Smith (Yale, 1983);Howard P.
ARGUMENT FROM THE BIBLE (III)
(1) Theist: How can you say the Bible isn't true, just look at (points out some arbitrary passage)?
(2) Atheist: But (points out some contradictions or falsehoods) makes it seem unlikely that it can be true,let alone the word of God. You are entitled to your beliefs, but ...
(3) (Theist cuts off atheist by throwing a Bible at him and knocking him unconscious.)
(4) Theist: Ha, let's see you argue now.
(5) Therefore, God exists.
State, 1988); Hans-Georg Gadamer, , tr.
,, 2:47, Juan Mascaró translation [Penguin Books, 1962, p.52]Pu Songling, "An Otherworldly Examination," , translated and edited by John Minford [Penguin Books, 2006, pp.6-8]
Recommended Reading:Peter Singer, (Oxford, 2000) and, ed.
Psychologists and sociologists of religion also began to doubt thatreligious beliefs were rooted in irrationality, psychopathology, andother atypical psychological states, as James (1902) and other earlypsychologists had assumed. In the United States, in the late 1930sthrough the 1960s, psychologists developed a renewed interest forreligion, fueled by the observation that religion refused todecline—thus casting doubt on the secularizationthesis—and seemed to undergo a substantial revival (see Stark1999 for an overview). Psychologists of religion have madeincreasingly fine-grained distinctions among types of religiosity,including extrinsic religiosity (being religious as means to an end,for instance, getting the benefits of being in a social group) andintrinsic religiosity (people who adhere to religions for the sake oftheir teachings) (Allport and Ross 1967). Psychologists andsociologists now commonly study religiosity as an independentvariable, with an impact on, for instance, health, criminality,sexuality, and social networks.