The quest for religious certainty by Harold A. Bosley

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  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)

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Other titlesReligious certainty, Certainty
Statementby Harold A. Bosley, PH.D.
LC ClassificationsBT50 .B6
The Physical Object
Paginationxi p., 1 l., 235 p.
Number of Pages235
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Open LibraryOL16671631M
LC Control Number39031306

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Dewey argues that the traditional intellectual quest for certainty is a quest for security that has only separated theory and practice, a separation that can only be overcome by an appreciation of the value of uncertainty, and a settling for probability/5.

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Bosley. MELVILLE’S QUEST FOR CERTAINTY: QUESTING AND SPIRITUAL STABILITY IN HERMAN MELVILLE’S MOBY-DICK by DAMIEN BRIAN SCHLARB Under the direction of Reiner Smolinski ABSTRACT This paper investigates Herman Melville’s quest for spiritual stability and certainty in his novel Moby-Dick.

The analysis establishes a. The Quest for Certainty addresses the relationship between philosophy’s theories of knowledge and scientific discoveries in the natural world. Dewey argues that philosophy has failed in its modern sense to properly engage and rationalise the division between scientific advancement and.

The quest for the historical Jesus is the principle example on which this book's argument will focus, and this can be taken by Jesus scholars as of direct relevance to their work, but by all other historians as only an example that they can use as a model for adapting the same methodology to any other field or question in history/5(3).

The quest for certainty emerges as a consistent trope throughout Robert E. Segal’s presentation of scholarship on the origins and functions of myth from the nineteenth century to the present. The Greeks began the quest for certainty, for permanent absolute answers to the ultimate questions in life.

At first these answers were provided by religions, by references to gods as the ultimate. Religious thought and pronouncement that claims the authority of an infallible teaching, an inerrant Bible or some specific experience of the Spirit can claim a certainty that trumps a quest for understanding and reconciliation in a fractured world.

Sigmund Freud, when analyzing the origin of religion, emphasized Select one: a. the human need for psychological security. Correct b. the certainty of an afterlife. his belief that religions were essential to psychological health. the valuable role that religions play in helping people find meaning in their lives.

Now look at the certainty of relationship in Verse We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one. (1 John RSV) There is the certainty of relationship that any Christian can declare.

"We know that we are of God." "Well," someone says, "what smug presumption. Imagine. That's the trouble with you Christians. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Are You Alone Wise?: both the desire for certainty -- especially religious certainty -- and warnings against certainty permeated the earlier era.

Digging beneath overt theological and philosophical problems, she tackles the underlying fears of the period as she addresses questions of salvation, authority, the Brand: Oxford University Press. Long ago, in a galaxy far away, Recovering the Reformed Confession was published and there I argued that confessional Reformed theology, piety, and practice has two competitors, unwelcome guests, if you will: the Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty (QIRC) and the Quest.

In the words of Scott Clark, this is the QIRC (the quest for illegitimate religious certainty): “ to achieve epistemic and moral certainty on questions where such certainty is neither possible nor desirable” (Recovering the Reformed Confession, 39).

KJV-Only groups view the KJV as the “standard by which orthodoxy is measured” (ibid.). Like with Frame, the problems in this section [on The Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty (QIRC)] arise because, so it looks, Clark chose to use his book (also) as a pretext to take shots at those views (and persons) he’s made clear on the web and other venues that he disagrees with.

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Below is a quotation from page of Mario S. De Pillis, “The Quest for Religious Authority and the Rise of Mormonism," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol.

1 No. 1 (): 68–88 (bold. As one who comes from a decidedly experiential Calvinistic tradition and from a family heritage of rather definite theological convictions [which have prompted some to suggest to us the motto ‘often wrong, but never in doubt’], Professor Clark’s reflections upon the ‘Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty’ (QIRC) and the ‘Quest.

Altogether, Kant provided a world view within which science was itself a quest for certainty --but a quest appropriate only for "the inherently rational and immutable domain of material substance." As for that realm of change for which the methods of science are not applicable, humans were advised to rely on faith in metaphysical explanations.

The Human Quest for Certainty; Absolute Religious Concepts; It is a book which has proclaimed a vision for people that is still valid and awaiting realization. It was not written by one man, nor dictated by God; it expresses the genius of a people struggling for life and freedom throughout many generations.

(One root for this tendency. Beyond the Quest for Certainty. The new world religion: presented to the world as a mystical revelation, the UN Earth Charter is actually a diabolical blueprint for global Rockefeller speaks up for the Earth Charter.

(Letters to the Editor). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Dewey and the problem of intellectual retrieval --Avoiding the criticism: Dewey's darwinian enlightenment --Redirection: religious certainty and the quest for meaning --The plan of this book --Part I: From certainty to contingency --Protestant self-assertion and.

Introduction: the religious impetus behind rational critiques of Scripture ; Spinoza research in religious studies ; Protestantism and the historical sense of Scripture ; The Reformation and the questions of religious authority: a theological-political crisis ; The Reformation and the quest for religious certainty: overcoming skepticism.

Whether one thinks of Puritanism as bane or blessing, this is sure: no religious experiment in the New World has had a more enduring impact upon our nation’s education, literature, sense of Author: Edwin S. Gaustad. We take this to mean that Bosley, who is the author of "The Quest for Religious Certainty," "On Final Ground," & "Main Issues Confronting Christendom," reserves the right to suppress any such report.

Much of what passes as Reformed among our churches is not. As a class of churches that profess allegiance to Reformed theology, practice, and piety, we have drifted from our moorings. Recovering the Reformed Confession: Our Theology, Piety, and Practice is written to facilitate change, specifically reformation according to God's Word as summarized in the Reformed confessions.5/5(1).

The Sin of Certainty: Why God desires our trust more than our ‘correct’ beliefs by Peter Enns (Hodder & Stoughton, £) Author Enns, who is a professor of Biblical Studies at a Pennsylvanian University, is a writer in the evangelical tradition.

This book, though issued before the present plague descended on us, has interesting things to. The content of this book is essentially one argument.

The aim of this book is to consider the breakdown of a certain world view during the twentieth century. This is mirrored in the treatment of both science and philosophy.

As these form the foundation for the human position in the world, a major reorganization of the body of knowledge had to take : Stig Stenholm. Christian theology was still valued and pursued within the university context throughout this period, although with more scrutiny being devoted to its epistemic foundations.

There were conflicts and skirmishes, but science and theology were pursued with a mutual respect. Tracing the Concept of Certainty. QIRC stands for Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty (also Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and 5 more) What is the abbreviation for Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty.

In his books The Quest for the Historical Jesus and The Mystery of the Kingdom of God, he argued that when Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God, he was not speaking about a just and moral society to be established by human beings, but about the new age described by the apocalypses.

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church W. Easton Ave. Prairie View, IL Hence the quest for certainty has always been an effort to transcend belief. Now since, as we have already noted, all matters of practical action involve an element of uncertainty, we can ascend from belief to knowledge only by isolating the latter from practical doing and making.

QIRC is an acronym: Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty. It has at least two aspects. The first is the ancient, sinful desire to know what God knows, the way he knows it. That is what the Evil One offered to us in Continue reading →.

John Shook. John Shook was Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry–Transnational in Amherst, N.Y., and Research Associate in Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, since He has authored and edited more than a dozen books, is a co-editor of three philosophy journals, and travels for lectures and debates across the United States and around .The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation of Knowledge and Action () is based on the Gifford Lectures () that Dewey delivered at the University of Edinburgh.

The lectures are concerned with the difference between knowledge and belief, and they consider the question of how knowledge and belief can contribute to practical action.

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