Category: Religion and Morality

Action Always Presupposes Thought 0

The Identity of Thought and Action

But although the duality, of which religion now seems to consist, cannot be broken up, in the concrete, into two separable elements, it is still a duality. Thought and action remain simply side by...

Action Always Presupposes Thought 0

Action Always Presupposes Thought

In any case of action, it is easy to see that some thought must be present. When we discussed the ritualistic theory of religion we found that unless ritual was simply meaningless and unmotived...

Quietism 0

What is Quietism?

It remains to examine the view known as quietism. This view may be analysed as a development from certain types of expression very common in all religion ; for instance, that religion is not...

Antinomianism 0

What is Antinomianism?

Antinomianism springs from the same conception, as to the relation between God’s will and man’s, which underlies determinism. It causes, there fore, no fresh difficulty. But it is perhaps desirable to point out the...

Religious Determinism 0

Religious Determinism

We now pass to a group of theories which arise not from the external, historical or psychological, investigation of the religious consciousness, but within that consciousness itself. These are determinist, antinomian, and quietist respectively....