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The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein


This book explores the foundations of religious commitment in the domains of metaphysics/epistemology and the ethical. Throughout, the book takes a literary (rather than philosophical) approach to theology that nevertheless makes room for philosophical exploration of religion. The book rejects the usual picture of religious life sitting atop a metaphysical foundation, in need of epistemological justification.

Keywords: religion, Judaism, religious experience, doctrine, evil, faith, awe, theology, belief, exile, forgiveness, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199841363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Wettstein, author
University of California, Riverside