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The ground and nature of religious belief in the work of John Macmurray, John Baillie and John Oman, with special reference to their understanding of the relation between ordinary experience and religious belief

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The study expounds the views of Macmurray, Baillie and Oman on religious belief in the context of their other epistemological, anthropological and theological convictions. It is shown that each of the writers argues that religious belief is a response to a feature of everyday experience (human alienation, moral intuition and the sense of the holy respectively), that each of them takes the view that religious belief functions in order to achieve a valued end (community, willing obedience t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602330226
URN:
uuid:6c8498b2-15ee-4e52-a6ec-bee25e1480d7
Local pid:
td:602330226
Language:
English
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