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By J. L. Schellenberg

The Will to Imagine completes J. L. Schellenberg's trilogy within the philosophy of faith, following his acclaimed Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion and The knowledge to Doubt. This booklet marks a notable reversal in our realizing of the potential for spiritual religion. the place different works deal with non secular skepticism as a lifeless finish, The Will to Imagine argues that skepticism is the single element from which a formal starting in spiritual inquiry―and in faith itself―can be made.

For Schellenberg, our immaturity as a species not just makes justified non secular trust most unlikely but in addition offers the proper context for one of those religion reaction grounded in mind's eye instead of trust, directed to not theism yet to ultimism, the guts of faith. This new and nonbelieving kind of religion, he demonstrates, is kind of in a position to nourishing an genuine non secular existence whereas taking into consideration inquiry into methods of refining the general concept that shapes its commitments. a novel characteristic of Schellenberg's booklet is his declare, constructed intimately, that unsuccessful believers' arguments can effectively be recast as arguments for innovative faith.

Out of the rational failure of conventional types of spiritual trust, The Will to Imagine models an unconventional kind of faith higher geared up, Schellenberg argues, to the human species because it exists at the present time and as we may possibly desire it is going to evolve.

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