Openness and Bada' according to the Open Theistic View and the Shi'a Theology; A Comparative Study

Sayyeda Saida Mirsadri; Mansour Nasiri

Volume 7, Issue 2 , February 2018, , Pages 129-149

  Open theism is a theological movement rising out of the evangelical tradition at the end of the century. Seeking to resolve the incompatibility existing between the divine infallible foreknowledge and the human free-will, they sought to devise a theology that could be able to uphold human freedom and ...  Read More

A Critical Study on the Relationship between Knowledge and Religion in Max Weber’s Sociology of Religion

Amir Sadeghi; Mansour Nasiri

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 23-44

  In this paper, I tried to elucidate Weber's view on the relationship between knowledge and religion as one of his most important views from the point of view of his "Sociology of Religion" and show how Weber's vision results in a conflict between knowledge in the general sense of it (including empirical ...  Read More

Religious Symbolism, from Paul Tillich’s Perspective Based on his Theologico-Philosophical System

Sayyeda Saida Mirsadri; Mansour Nasiri

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 19-44

  In discussions on religious language, meaningfulness of the religious statements is one of the challenges the philosophers of religion are faced with. Among the responses given, Paul Tillich’s religious symbolism is of special importance. Based on this theory all the religious statements except ...  Read More

Jordan and Kenny on Epistemic value of religious experience; an examination

Mansour Nasiri

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2015, , Pages 127-141

  Anthony Kenny holds that religious experiences have not epistemic validity. His argument is based on an analysis of the nature of religious experience. According to him, religious experience cannot be regarded as sensory perception; so it must be regarded as a non-sensory perception. However, if it is ...  Read More