Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 10. A Definition of Religion

Section  2 The Questions

  1. What is religion?
  2. What is the essence of religion?
  3. What do all religions have in common?
  4. What is it about religion that makes it so distinct from other forms of life, from other worldviews?
  5. What is it about religion that makes it appear resistant to the efforts of philosophers and scientists and skeptics to disprove religious claims?
  6. How can religious believers go on believing without evidence to support their positions and beliefs and even against arguments that show their beliefs to contain irrational elements such as inconsistencies and contradictions?

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