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The Abraham dilemma : a divine delusion, George Graham

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The Abraham dilemma : a divine delusion
Title
The Abraham dilemma
Title remainder
a divine delusion
Statement of responsibility
George Graham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is a religious or spiritual delusion? What does religious delusion reveal about the difference between good and bad spirituality? What is the connection between religious delusion and moral failure? Or between religious delusion and religious terrorism? Or religious delusion and despair? The Abraham Dilemma: A Divine Delusion is the first book written by a philosopher on the topic of religious delusion -- on the disorder's causes, contents, consequences, diagnosis and treatment. The book argues that we cannot understand a religious delusion without appreciating three facts. One is that religiosity or spirituality is a part of human nature, whether it takes theistic or non-theistic forms. Another is that religious delusion is something to which we are all vulnerable. The third is that the delusion is not best understood by reducing it to brain chemistry, or by insisting that it is empirically false. It is best understood by examining its harmful personal and moral consequences -- consequences that nearly unfolded when the biblical patriarch Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac in response to a command, he thought, from God. The book presents a fascinating and profound exploration of a phenomenon as old as mankind itself."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
NLM
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, George
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC 553 .D35 G73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 L-038
  • BF 51
Series statement
International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Religion
  • Delusions
  • Spirituality
  • Delusions
  • Psychology and religion
  • Delusions
  • Psychology and religion
Label
The Abraham dilemma : a divine delusion, George Graham
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- No One Left But God -- Religious Belief and Belief in Delusion -- Modes of Morals Made -- Spiritual Sense and Sensibility -- Theistic Pragmatics and Personal Well-Being -- The Elements of Religious Delusion -- Straight from Crooked Wood
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780198728658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920654652
  • (OCoLC)ocn920654652
Label
The Abraham dilemma : a divine delusion, George Graham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- No One Left But God -- Religious Belief and Belief in Delusion -- Modes of Morals Made -- Spiritual Sense and Sensibility -- Theistic Pragmatics and Personal Well-Being -- The Elements of Religious Delusion -- Straight from Crooked Wood
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780198728658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920654652
  • (OCoLC)ocn920654652

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