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Ordinary and Religious Disagreements Compared

  • James Kraft
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Abstract

We have spent half of this book talking about ordinary disagreements. And now it is time to discuss the extent to which what we know about ordinary disagreements can help us understand religious ones. To this end we shall first need an understanding of the similarities and differences between the two.

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Religious Belief True Belief Religious Experience Religious Disagreement Religious People 
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Notes

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