The Future of Belief

Fitzgerald, Thomas
May 1996
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1996, Issue 63, p23
Focuses on the factors that influenced the views of people on religion and knowledge. Effect of the criticisms raised by intellectuals on religion and society on public trust; Impact of the criticisms against the foundations of knowledge on cultural anthropology; Influence of the political arguments by which special interest urge people to listen.


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