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The authors have survey results from their research and supply the basic data learned. The paper data talks about the consistency of each institution and really points towards how group and subcultures can either be positive or negative based on how its presented. Cho, F; & Squier, R. (2008). Journal of the American Academy of Religion, "He Blinded Me With Science": Science Chauvinism in the Study of ReligionVol. 76 Issue 2.
The major dispute associated with “Truth” with a capital T and “truth” with a lower-case “t” focuses around the field of study in which each is used. According to two prominent thinkers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Truth is revealed through religion while truth can be reasoned with philosophy. Al-Ghazali and Thomas Aquinas both hold similar, basic views on the subjects of reason and faith that uncover absolute Truth. By way of relating to the practical and functional appeal of the common public, however, Aquinas provides the stronger position of thinking when compared to that of Al-Ghazali. Before an honest judgment can be made concerning the validity of Al-Ghazali’s and Aquinas’ arguments, one most first understand the basic line of reasoning of each thinker.
When examining both theories I saw that Geertz’s theory challenges Durkheim’s theory in the definitions of the sacred and profane, Durkheim’s view of religion as a social glue of society, and Durkheim’s neglection of the individual’s use of religion impacting society. Before discussing the reasons why Geertz’s theory challenges Durkheim’s theory, I think is important to point out the limitations of Geertz’s theory. The first shortcoming I noticed is Geertz view on using one study as a test case for another will offer suspicious results. This is true to a certain extent, but potentially you could draw small conclusions that can be related to other cultures as well even if all the parameters do not fit. When delving deeper into Durkheim’s theory I think it is important to critique Durkheim’s view on the sacred and the profane.
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So how does this all relate to religion? Well, we first have to address what faith is. When you have faith in something, you will believe that thing no matter what. So you could say that if someone has faith in something, they believe it to be subjectively true. Now, some people might think that the objective truth about religion woul... ... middle of paper ... ...ren Kierkegaard talks about how to do it.