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Concept of Faith: A Philosophical Investigation (William Lad Sessions) Hardcover Book, (Cornell University Press, 1994) 9780801428739
Concept of Faith: A Philosophical Investigation (William Lad Sessions) Hardcover Book, (Cornell University Press, 1994) 9780801428739
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Title: The Concept of Faith: A Philosophical Investigation

Author: Sessions, William Lad

Publisher: Cornell University Press; Publication Date: 1994

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780801428739

Volumes: 1; Pages: 312

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Faith lies at the heart of human life, and not just in religious contexts. But just what is faith? In this book William Lad Sessions ventures a new approach to this age-old problem. Viewing it in global terms, he provides an effective and insightful set of analytical tools for deepening our understanding of the ideas of belief.Table of ContentsPreface 1 Introduction 1A The Problem 1B The Importance of the Problem 3C Obstacles to the Inquiry 4D The Proposed Solution 5E The Method 11F Outline of the Work 192 Six Models of Faith 25A The Personal Relationship Model 26B The Belief Model 49C The Attitude Model 69D The Confidence Model 88E The Devotion Model 98F The Hope Model 1143 The Models Compared 129A Relations of Models to Models 129B Relations of Models to Conceptions 149C Relations of Models and Conceptions to Concept 1554 Seven Conceptions of Faith 157A A Thomistic Conception 160B A Calvinist Conception 168C A Lutheran Conception 180D A Contemporary Reconstructive Conception 192E A Tripartite Hindu Conception 200F A Shin Buddhist Conception 211G A Son Buddhist Conception 2275 Conclusion 242A The Diversity of Conceptions of Faith 242B The Unity of the Concept of Faith 252C Some Remaining Problems 255Selected Bibliography 259Index 287
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