Religion for naturalists and the meaning of belief

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Abstract

This article relates the philosophical discussion on naturalistic religious practice to Tim Crane's The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist's Point of View, in which he claims that atheists can derive no genuine solace from religion. I argue that Crane's claim is a little too strong. There is a sense in which atheists can derive solace from religion and that fact is worth acknowledging (whether or not this counts as 'genuine' solace).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-174
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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