Religious Naturalism and Its Near Neighbors

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Authored by: Willem B. Drees

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138292079
eBook ISBN: 9781315228907
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I have sympathy for religious naturalism, but prefer not to identify as a follower (Drees 2006: 121). Why this reservation? As I will discuss here, I think that there are credible philosophical alternatives to naturalism and interesting religious alternatives to religious naturalism. Before considering these, let me offer two minor considerations: the American character of religious naturalism as a movement, and a professional reservation about being labelled, and thereby constrained.

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