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The roles of doubt in religious faith

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Various faith groups hold a diversity of beliefs about doubt, either promoting it as a path towards truth, or opposing it as a conduit towards heresy

A case can be made that doubt may have a critical and positive role to play in the general culture and in the religious and spiritual maturity of individuals. However, it may to pose significant mental and physical hazards to some believers.

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Introduction to the role of doubt in religion

bullet Quotes on religious doubt

bullet An article on doubt and critical analysis in academia

bullet An essay donated by Larry Langston: "No one really knows"

A video by Madeleine L'Engle. She talks about doubt and the importance of studing faiths other than one's own:

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Originally posted: 2006-DEC-26
Latest update: 2018-JUN-02
Author: B.A. Robinson

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