By Mark Owen Webb
This booklet takes a theoretical company in Christian philosophy of faith and applies it to Buddhism, therefore protecting Buddhism and proposing it favorably compared. Chapters discover how the claims of either Christianity and Theravada Buddhism relaxation on people’s studies, so the query as to which claimants to spiritual wisdom are correct rests at the evidential price of these reports. The ebook examines mysticism and how one can comprehend what is going on in non secular studies, supporting us to appreciate if it is stable grounds for spiritual trust. the writer argues that spiritual language in either Christian and Buddhist traditions is intelligible as authentic discourse, and so experiences of mystical adventure are real or fake. The publication contends that these reviews will be fruitfully considered perceptual in sort and they are for this reason stable prima facie grounds for spiritual trust, within the absence of defeating stipulations. The paintings is going directly to discover Christian and Buddhist testimony and the way the possibility of self-deception, self-delusion, ingenious elaboration etc constitutes a defeating situation. it really is proven that this defeater has much less scope for operation within the Buddhist case than within the Christian case, and as a result Theravada Buddhism is healthier grounded. This paintings will attract scholars and students of philosophy and philosophy of faith, and people drawn to the learn of non secular experience.
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A Comparative Doxastic-Practice Epistemology of Religious Experience by Mark Owen Webb