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The proper object of non-doxastic religion : why traditional religion is to be preferred over Schellenberg's simple ultimism

Palmqvist, Carl-Johan LU (2019) In Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 55(4). p.559-574
Abstract
Taking for granted the view that belief-less, ‘non-doxastic’, engagement with religion is possible, this article discusses the proper object of such religiosity. Its focus is the claim of J. L. Schellenberg that non-doxastic religion should be directed at ’simple ultimism’. I argue that ‘simple ultimism’ is too abstract to allow for alignment with religious reality. Traditional religion is a better choice since it commonly contains religious experience. As long as the veridicality of such experience remains an epistemic possibility, it should guide our non-doxastic commitment. Objections commonly raised against reliance on religious experience become irrelevant on a non-doxastic approach.
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Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion
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16 pages
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0034-4125
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10.1017/S003441251800029X
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  abstract     = {Taking for granted the view that belief-less, ‘non-doxastic’, engagement with religion is possible, this article discusses the proper object of such religiosity. Its focus is the claim of J. L. Schellenberg that non-doxastic religion should be directed at ’simple ultimism’. I argue that ‘simple ultimism’ is too abstract to allow for alignment with religious reality. Traditional religion is a better choice since it commonly contains religious experience. As long as the veridicality of such experience remains an epistemic possibility, it should guide our non-doxastic commitment. Objections commonly raised against reliance on religious experience become irrelevant on a non-doxastic approach.<br/>},
  author       = {Palmqvist, Carl-Johan},
  issn         = {0034-4125},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {559--574},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion},
  title        = {The proper object of non-doxastic religion : why traditional religion is to be preferred over Schellenberg's simple ultimism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S003441251800029X},
  doi          = {10.1017/S003441251800029X},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2019},
}