This discussion of the search for religious truth addresses a universal view of religion that can be termed ‘philosophical mysticism’ from a rational basis of experience.
Originally published in 1915, this is a classic of theological thinking that investigates the fundamental nature of religion and ‘perfect’ experience.
Part 1: Introductory 1. The Essential Nature of Religious Experience 2. Some Classical Definitions of Religion 3. Religion and the Evolutionary Process i 4. Religion and the Evolutionary Process ii Part 2: Perfect Experience 5. What is Perfect Experience i 6. What is Perfect Experience ii 7. Is there a Perfect Experience? i 8. Is there a Perfect Experience? ii 9. Can We Experience the Perfect? i 10. Can We Experience the Perfect? ii 11. Can We Experience the Perfect? iii 12. Can We Experience the Perfect? iv 13. Experiencing the Perfect
Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1901 and 1991, Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion offers a selection of outstanding scholarship covering many aspects of philosophical enquiry into belief and faith. Topics include the history of atheism, natural religion, Christian ethics and the human soul. Some books look specifically at philosophers such as Hobbes, Plato, Kant, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard and Pascal. From classic works by Edward Westermarck, John Laird and G.D. Hicks to more recent investigations, this set contains important works by the likes of D.Z. Phillips, Frederick Ferré and A.C. Ewing making it an essential collection of these previously out-of-print works in a key subject.