More Than Allegory

More Than Allegory

A plausible, living validation of religion that doesn't contradict reason.

More Than Allegory

A plausible, living validation of religion that doesn't contradict reason.

Paperback £12.99 || $21.95

Apr 29, 2016
978-1-78535-287-4

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Apr 29, 2016
978-1-78535-288-1

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Bernardo Kastrup
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Comparative religion, Metaphysics

Synopsis

This book is a three-part journey into the rabbit hole we call the nature of reality. Its ultimate destination is a plausible, living validation of transcendence. Each of its three parts is like a turn of a spiral, exploring recurring ideas through the prisms of religious myth, truth and belief, respectively. With each turn, the book seeks to convey a more nuanced and complete understanding of the many facets of transcendence.
Part I puts forward the controversial notion that many religious myths are actually true; and not just allegorically so.
Part II argues that our own inner storytelling plays a surprising role in creating the seeming concreteness of things and the tangibility of history.
Part III suggests, in the form of a myth, how deeply ingrained belief systems create the world we live in. The three themes, myth, truth and belief, flow into and interpenetrate each other throughout the book.

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