Religious Studies

Reply to Zamulinski

Religions, truth, and the pursuit of truth: a reply to Zamulinski

a1 St Peter's College, Oxford, OX1 2DL

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This paper provides a comment on Brian Zamulinksi's article in Religious Studies, 39 (2003), 43–60. Contrary to Zamulinski's claim that religions are not truth-oriented but function as fictions, it is contended that they could not serve the purpose he assigns them unless their adherents regarded them as true. Religions must therefore be truth-oriented. The substantive question is whether any of them are true, and Zamulinski's paper provides no new method for addressing this question.

(Published Online August 11 2004)