By Martin O. Yalcin
offers an interpretation of the sacred in keeping with the ordinal naturalism of Justus Buchler, essentially the most very important philosophers of the 20th century whose paintings is experiencing a renaissance. This publication seeks to discover universal floor among theists and atheists via arguing that non secular ideals could be retained simply because they supply a poetic reaction to nature’s mysteries, whereas additionally addressing the atheist’s matters concerning the tendency of non secular believers to demonize nonbelievers and to idolize their very own conceptions of the sacred. the guts of Martin O. Yalcin’s argument is that spiritual violence may be traced to the idea that God is much extra actual and for that reason way more important than nature. not like this view, he develops a philosophy of the sacred from the point of view of ontological parity which holds that each one issues are both genuine. He argues that after the sacred is leveled to the aircraft of nature as one among its innumerable orders, then the virtues of piety and charity exchange the vices of demonization and idolization so glaring in religions that insist at the utter incommensurability of God with appreciate to the created order. during constructing a cultured interpretation of the sacred, Yalcin explores not just the metaphysical different types of Justus Buchler, but in addition these of Karl Jaspers and George Santayana. The discussion with Jaspers reveals absolutely the otherness of the sacred because the intrinsically unethical measurement of any variation of theism. Having undermined the entire absolution of the sacred, Naturalism’s Philosophy of the Sacred indicates an alternate aesthetic kind of sacred engagement that piggybacks on Santayana’s completely traditional poetic rendition of the sacred.
This booklet should be of significant price to scholars and students operating in departments of faith, philosophy, and theology.