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INTRODUCTION
SOME PUZZLES AND PROBLEMS
1.1. ON SOME STRANGE SENTIMENTS
1.2. ABOUT MYSTERY AND MYSTIFICATIONS
“NOT BY ONE AVENUE ONLY …”
2.1. ON THE COBBLED STREETS OF PAGAN ROME…
2.1.1. Romans and Their ‘Religio’
2.1.2. From Demonstratio Evangelica…
2.1.3. …to Praeparatio Evangelica
2.2 ...EN ROUTE TO DE CIVITATE DEI
2.2.1. “Will the True Pagan Stand Up, Please?”
2.2.2. From Augustine to Calvin and Beyond
3.1. A MODERN PHOTO ALBUM
3.1.1. What is ‘Modern’ about Sexual Liberation?
3.1.2. The Heathens and their Irreligion
3.1.3. Snapshots Superimposed
3.2. ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
3.2.1. Some Four Reference Points
3.2.2. On the Eve of a Reasonable Age
3.3.1. On the Banks of the Seine
3.3.2. About the Pagans and the Primitives
MADE IN PARIS, LONDON, AND HEIDELBERG
4.1. EVANGELICAL QUANDARIES
4.1.1. A Conceptual Quandary
4.1.2. A Social Quandary
4.2. THE ORIENTAL RENAISSANCE
4.2.1. ‘Vile Hindus’? The Other Face of the Coin
4.2.2. Buddha, the Saviour of People
4.3. A CONCEPTUAL INTERREGNUM
REQUIEM FOR A THEME
5.1. A METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATION
5.2. THE METAPHYSICAL SPECULATIONS
5.2.1. Angst, Nature and Man
5.2.2. Fear Theory and Fear from Theories
5.3. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECULATIONS
5.4. ON EXPLAINING RELIGION
“SHALL THE TWAIN EVER MEET?”
6.1. A NEW DEVELOPMENT AND SOME NEW CONCERNS
6.1.1. Development on Two Levels
6.1.2. Grouping the Concerns
6.2. A PAGAN PROSECUTION OF CHRISTIANITY
6.3. A Christian Persecution of Paganism
6.3.1. Delineating Some Protestant Themes
6.3.2. Tracing the Themes Further
6.4. “J’ACCUSE”
“GUILTY AS CHARGED, MY LORDS AND LADIES?”
7.1. THE PROSECUTION’S CASE
7.1.1. “Tell Me, Sonadanda, Who is a Brahmin?”
7.1.2. “Tell Me Again, Brother Jacob, Who is Religious?”
7.1.3. “Who is Religious, Dear Reader, Who Secular?”
7.2. “THE PROSECUTION RESTS, M’LORDS ...”
7.2.1. Raising a Problem
7.2.2. A Problem Illumined
7.2.3. “What Say You, The Jury, Guilty or Not Guilty?”
7.3. ABOUT ONE HALF OF AN ARGUMENT
8.1. BECAUSE THE STORY MUST GO ON
8.1.1. What is the Dispute About?
8.1.2. …De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est
8.1.3. Interminable Disputations
8.1.4. Classificatory Problems
8.1.5. A Confusion of Issues
8.1.6. On the Nature of a Meta-Problem
8.2. SWITCHING THE TRACKS
8.2.1. “Religion is…
8.2.2. …What Christianity, Islam, and Judaism Are”
8.3.2. From a Simple Answer to a Complex Query
“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO SEEK…”
9.1. THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF INTOLERANCE
9.1.1. Historical Constraints Elaborated
9.1.2. Religion and Doctrine
9.2. “OUR FATHER, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN”
9.2.1. No Gods, but Lord God Alone
9.2.2. Seek, and Ye Shall Find
9.3. “Thy Kingdom Come”
9.3.1. “When the Son of Man Cometh…
9.3.2. …Will he Find Faith on Earth?”
9.3.3. “It is Absurd, Therefore I Believe…”
9.3.4. Ye Shall be as Children
9.4. ON RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
9.4.1. Atheistic Religiosity
9.4.2. Controversies Illumined
9.5. “HALLOWED BE THY NAME”
9.5.1. “The Heathen in his Blindness…
9.5.2. …bows Down to Wood and Stone”
“IMAGINE, THERE IS NO RELIGION…”
10.1 ON THE VERY IDEA OF A WORLDVIEW
10.1.1. A First Line of Defence
10.1.2. A Second Line of Defence
10.1.3. Religion and Worldview
10.2. WORLDS WITHOUT VIEWS
10.2.1. A Metaphysical Impossibility
10.2.2. The Sociological Impossibility
10.3. VIEWS WITHOUT THE WORLD
10.3.1. A Conceptual Fragment of the Answer
10.3.3. Proselytisation and Secularisation
11.1. CULTURES AS CONFIGURATIONS OF LEARNING
11.1.1. Learning Processes and Cultural Differences
11.1.2. Religion as the Root Model of Order
11.1.3. Science and the Root Model of Order
11.2. CONCEPTUALISING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
11.2.1. Another Configuration of Learning
11.2.2. A Different Kind of Knowledge
11.3.1. Raising a Naive Question
11.3.2. An Encounter of Cultures
11.3.3. Traditio, Knowledge, and the Religious Culture
11.4. THE DYNAMIC OF RELIGION
11.4.1. Proselytisation and Secularisation
11.4.2. Idolatry and the Sin of the Secular
11.5. ABOUT THE OTHER HALF OF AN ARGUMENT
AT THE END OF A JOURNEY
12.1. THE DIFFERENT REST HOUSES
12.2. ABOUT THE ARGUMENT
12.3. EPISTEMIC QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
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