Religion Beyond Phenomenon: Dialogue in Pluralism as the Goal Directive Norm

Mhume, Jeremiah (2008) Religion Beyond Phenomenon: Dialogue in Pluralism as the Goal Directive Norm. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Religion Beyond Phenomena is an attempt to develop a philosophical religious knowledge which caters for the dialogical demand imposed by the plurality in the modern world. The study moves from the basic assumption that, it is only on the basis of the knowledge of the essence of the religion distanced from its situational form, that we are able to recapture the inner drive of human thought in all its forms. It is on the basis of this recapitulation, that the intuitive human religious thought is brought to the surface of human values. The thesis employs the Aristotelian metaphysical distinction of matter and form to the distinction of the matter of religion and the form of religion. This allows the author to display a clear distinction between the matter of religion and the form of religion. The matter of religion in its plain sense in which this idea is given a form in a certain religious institution like Catholicism. Islamicism and Protestantism is referred to by the author as doctrinaire religion. The author then, holds the position that it is only through the prior recognition of religion in its plain sense that religious dialogue in pluralism is possible. And only when there is a dialogue in pluralism that a possibility for religious co-existence of thought, life and praxis is possible.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2011 12:34
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 09:15
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/14

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