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1 of 9 ___________ claims that a statement that does not admit the possibility of falsification is not truly an assertion.
1 of 9
___________ claims that a statement that does not admit the possibility of falsification is not truly an assertion. As an example, he uses the statement "God loves us as a father loves his children," which, when questioned, must be qualified in order to remain true.
Alfred North Whitehead
2 of 9
____________ argues that religious beliefs are products of human thinking, and that in seeking a higher supernatural or divine force, humans are actually seeking their own higher nature.
3 of 9
____________ believes that most religious beliefs can be rationally defended, and to illustrate this, provides several arguments offering proof of the existence of God.
4 of 9
Like Gutiérrez, Carol Christ claims that ____________ symbolize oppression rather than liberation, and that they are beyond redemption.
oligarchic religious traditions
patriarchal religious traditions
institutionalized religious traditions
5 of 9
Campbell lists several factors that have rendered ancient myths and traditional religious systems useless in contemporary society. ____________ is not one of the factors listed.
An emphasis on self-determination
An emphasis on sustainable lifestyles
6 of 9
After tracing a string of causes backwards to find the initial cause for the movement from potentiality to actuality, Aquinas finally identifies ____________ as the first unmoved cause that put everything else into motion.
the big bang
7 of 9
Whitehead contends that churches rely on two outdated, inappropriate motivations for adherence to religious belief, the appeal to ____________ and the appeal to ____________.
fear of punishment; the role of religion in ensuring economic order
fear of punishment; the role of religion in ensuring ethical conduct
desire for rewards; the role of religion in ensuring ethical conduct
fear of chaos; the role of religion in establishing legal systems
8 of 9
In comparing African thinking with Western thinking, ____________ argues that both regions have, at some point in history, adhered to a dominant outlook that was prescientific and spiritualistic.
9 of 9
____________ sees Christianity as based on the paradox of God becoming human. Rather than rejecting Christianity because of this paradox, he embraces it on the basis of a leap of faith.