<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Cottingham (John) - Getting the Right Travel Papers: A Postscript to 'The Spiritual Dimension' (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20317.htm">Getting the Right Travel Papers: A Postscript to 'The Spiritual Dimension'</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Cottingham (John).htm">Cottingham (John)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophy Vol. 83, No. 326, Oct., 2008 (pp. 557-567)</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20317.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperCitings_20317.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PapersToNotes_20317.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>This reply offers a detailed refutation of some of the objections raised in Christopher Coope's extended <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20317_1">discussion</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20317_1"></A> of <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1475.htm">Cottingham (John) - The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value</A>". </li><li>It explains the 'non-partisan' strategy of the book, which Coope systematically misunderstands, and exposes some serious problems with Coope's own preference for a harshly exclusivist form of Christianity. </li><li>Several issues connected with religious belief are then discussed, including <ul type="disc"><li>emotional involvement versus detachment in the assessment of religious claims; </li><li>layers of meaning in religious language; </li><li>human autonomy and divine authority; </li><li>the problem of evil; </li><li>apophatic theology and transcendence; </li><li>divine action in the world; and </li><li>the doctrine of the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">afterlife</A><SUP>2</SUP>. </li></ul></FONT></li></ol><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Response to <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20316.htm">Coope (Christopher) - Dodgy Passport, Fruitless Journey</A>".<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P20317_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20317_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: In <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20316.htm">Coope (Christopher) - Dodgy Passport, Fruitless Journey</A>". <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:17" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:17:30</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>