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Partial Truths and Our Common Future
Partial Truths and Our Common Future (September 2018)
A Perspectival Theory of Truth and Value
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

In this book, Donald A. Crosby defends the idea that all claims to truth are at best partial. Recognizing this, he argues, is a necessary safeguard against arrogance, close-mindedness, and potentially violent reactions to...(Read More)
 
 
The Extraordinary in the Ordinary
The Extraordinary in the Ordinary (April 2017)
Seven Types of Everyday Miracle
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores miracles as dimensions of everyday existence through the lens of religious naturalism.

Miracles are usually regarded as an intrusion of a supernatural force upsetting the normal workings and laws of the universe, but if one is attentive to the natural world, one can instead find miracles beneath the surface of everyday existence. This outlook is part of Donald A. Crosby’s religious naturali...(Read More)
 
 
Nature as Sacred Ground
Nature as Sacred Ground (September 2015)
A Metaphysics for Religious Naturalism
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Provides a metaphysical outlook for religious naturalism.

Nature as Sacred Ground explores a metaphysics for religious naturalism. Donald A. Crosby discusses major aspects of reality implicit in his ongoing explication of Religion of Nature, a religious outlook that holds the natural world to be the only world, one with no supernatural domains, presences, or powers behind it. Nature as thus envisioned is far more than jus...(Read More)
 
 
More Than Discourse
More Than Discourse (August 2014)
Symbolic Expressions of Naturalistic Faith
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Discusses the role of symbols in religion and suggests particular symbols appropriate to religious naturalism.

Religious life involves more than prosaically stated beliefs. It also encompasses attitudes, emotions, values, and practices whose meanings cannot be adequately captured in verbal assertions but require effective expression in forceful images, portrayals, and enactments of a nonliteral sort. Indeed, the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Thou of Nature
The Thou of Nature (January 2013)
Religious Naturalism and Reverence for Sentient Life
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.

Humans share the earth with nonhuman animals who are also capable of conscious experience and awareness. Arguing that we should develop an I-thou, not an I-it, relationship with other sentient beings, Donald A. Crosby adds a new perspective to the current debates on human/animal relations ...(Read More)
 
 
Faith and Reason
Faith and Reason (January 2011)
Their Roles in Religious and Secular Life
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores the mutually dependent relationship of faith and reason in human life and human knowledge.

Few words are as widely misconceived as the word “faith.” Faith is often set in stark opposition to reason, considered antithetical to scientific thought, and heavily identified with religion. Donald A. Crosby’s revealing book provides a more complex picture, discussing faith and its connection to ...(Read More)
 
 
Living with Ambiguity
Living with Ambiguity (August 2008)
Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil
Donald A. Crosby - Author

How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

In this book Donald A. Crosby looks at how a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil. Further developing and defending the vision of religious thought and life elaborated in his previous work, A Religion of Nature, Crosby explores how such a vision can enable us to interpret, respond to, an...(Read More)
 
 
A Religion of Nature
A Religion of Nature (August 2002)
Donald A. Crosby - Author

An eloquent case for regarding nature itself as the focus of religion—as the metaphysical ultimate deserving religious commitment.

The beauty, sublimity, and wonder of nature have been justly celebrated in all of the religious traditions of the world, but usually these traditions have focused on beings or powers presumed to lie behind nature, providing nature’s ultimate explanation and meaning. In a radical d...(Read More)
 
 
The Specter of the Absurd
The Specter of the Absurd (July 1988)
Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism
Donald A. Crosby - Author

This book is our century's most comprehensive and wise treatment of nihilism in all of its guises, comparing favorably with Rosen, Cavell, and indeed with Spengler. Crosby argues that our culture is genuinely haunted by nihilism expressing itself in the fideism of fundamentalism as well as in the debilitating alienation from all orientation. This results from a one-sided development of Western culture.

Unlike most write...(Read More)
 
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