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Ausgabe:

März/2011

Spalte:

326-327

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Johnston, Mark

Titel/Untertitel:

Saving God. Religion after Idolatry.

Verlag:

Princeton-Oxford: Princeton University Press 2009. XIII, 198 S. m. Abb. gr.8°. Geb. US$ 24,95. ISBN 978-1-4008-3044-2.

Rezensent:

Michael Rodgers

Mark Johnston carries on in the long tradition of defending religion by responding to its critics that what they despise is, after all, not religion. He warns us at the beginning that what follows is not properly to be considered a work of academic philosophy, nor of theology. It is an essay that employs a variety of argumentative and rhetorical styles, and is »offered simply as the expression of a certain sensibility« (preface). That sensibility is, namely, that the supernaturalist conception of the world's three monotheisms is itself idol­atrous and should be abandoned on religious grounds. If he is right, contemporary (new) atheistic critics of religion miss the mark altogether. From J.’s perspective, it is as if these ›undergraduate atheists‹ and fundamentalist religious ...


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