ブルース・デビッドソン
  ブルース・デビッドソン   文学部 心理・応用コミュニケーション学科   教授(嘱託)
■ 標題
  Does Religious Faith Mean Uncritical Thinking?: Exploration of a False Dilemma
■ 概要
  Many conclude that since religious ideas and practices abound that are basically irrational, religion is incompatible with critical thinking. Some religions, such as Zen Buddhism and neoorthodox Christianity, define belief in irrational terms. Other religious groups have relied on irrational means of persuasion such as brainwashing or military force. However, if faith is defined not as belief in the unreasonable but as belief in the unseen, then religious belief may not go against the grain of critical thinking. In fact, critical thinkers have existed in the religious world, a good example being the American theologian Jonathan Edwards.
   単著   Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines   Vol.16 №1   pp.55-66   1996/10