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The conceptual focus of ultimism: an object of religious concern for the nones and somes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 April 2013

JEANINE DILLER*
Affiliation:
University of Toledo, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2801 W. Bancroft, MS 510, Toledo, OH 43606, USA e-mail: Jeanine.diller@utoledo.edu

Abstract

In his recent trilogy, J. L. Schellenberg presents a new religious option: to have beliefless faith in a general object of religious concern that he thinks is referenced at the core of most sectarian religions – the axiological, soteriological, and metaphysical ultimate, which I call ‘UUU’. After explaining what UUU is more fully, I argue that the claim that UUU exists should not be, as Schellenberg says, the only focus for philosophy of religion. Still, I argue that such a claim is a good basis for a new form of religion, especially if it is modified in a couple of ways.

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