A Problematical Case

  • William A. Christian
Part of the Philosophy of Religion Series book series (PHRES)


In a situation approximating S the conversation is likely to gravitate towards the central doctrines of the religions, though it may verge on them gradually and circuitously by way of peripheral questions. Speakers may have to feel their way along as they try to find out how other speakers formulate the central doctrines of their religions and what these formulas imply. It may take time and patience to understand the central issues at stake.


Historical Event Scientific Theory Tall Building Religious Doctrine Scientific Claim 
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  1. 1.
    A. J. Arberry,‘The Koran Interpreted’(London: Allen & Unwin, 1955).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    See for example E. A. Burtt,‘Types of Religious Philosophy’(New York: Harper, 1951), where in ch. vii he discusses Spinoza and briefly Haeckel under that heading.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    See William A. Christian,‘Religious Valuations of Scientific Truths’,‘American Philosophical Quarterly’vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 144–50 (April 1969).Google Scholar
  4. 5.
    Basil Mitchell (ed.),‘Faith and Logic’(Boston: Beacon Press, 1957) pp. 10–11.Google Scholar

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© William A. Christian 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Christian
    • 1
  1. 1.Timothy Dwight CollegeYale UniversityUSA

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