mod13-33FaithvsBeliefJames

mod13-33FaithvsBeliefJames - Module XIII Session 33 Faith...

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Module XIII Module XIII Session 33 Session 33 Faith versus Belief in James & Tillich Faith versus Belief in James & Tillich Read Stewart: 234 Read Stewart: 234 - - 252, 261 252, 261 - - 629 629
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Highlights Highlights Recall the distinction between religion as a noun and a verb from session 2: Can you make a connection to a related distinction between belief (or religious claims or belief systems) and faith (or spiritual awareness)? Once you grasp the depth of this difference, you will be able to navigate with ease and interest part 4 of the course in which all thinkers make some version of this distinction and articulate ways of spiritual self-transformation: James (belief vs. will to believe) Kierkegaard (the what vs. the how of human existence) Tillich (ultimate as a value, e.g., theism vs. ultimate faith, i.e., God beyond the God of theism—see session 1 on the origins of theism) Buber (I-It vs. I-Thou). Once we admit the above distinction, we have a solid basis for affirming both
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