7. Theology Into The Myst

  1. John R. Shook

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328042.ch7

The God Debates

The God Debates

How to Cite

Shook, J. R. (2010) Theology Into The Myst, in The God Debates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328042.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336412

Online ISBN: 9781444328042



  • Theology Into The Myst - collecting theologies, not prioritizing knowledge, logic or rationality;
  • Theology Into The Myst, and faith - non-intellectual dimensions of human experience;
  • religious beliefs, and Theology Into The Myst - not true statements, describing the supernatural;
  • misusing tool of reason, irrationality - different tools for religion, but not being irrationalism;
  • believing in god without knowledge of god - in speaking of religious beliefs;
  • Myst Theologies, appealing to ITM1 - beliefs about god, all-mediated by an all-too-human thinking;
  • shifting theology away from objects - widening out, general universal existence (metaphysics);
  • metaphysical and existential theologies - contrasting cold god of philosophical argumentation;
  • religious beliefs, function - of sustaining conscious attention to mystical experience;
  • belief, faith and pseudo-faith - challenging religious beliefs, Theology Into The Myst succeeding, where Theology In The Know could fail


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Believing in God without Knowledge of God

  • Believing in God without Concepts of God

  • Belief, Faith, and Pseudo-faith

  • The Argument from Pseudo-faith