This chapter defends the theological position of liberal super-naturalism. It shows why there is still reason to believe in a personal God and in “Torah from Heaven,” provided that the latter doctrine is understood in a non-fundamentalist way. The chapter also demonstrates why, for moderns, the fundamentalist attitude, for all its power, witness the large number of intelligent, sophisticated men and women still adopt the “Torah from Heaven.” It argues that a rejection of fundamentalism need not and should not result in a repudiation of halakhah, the legal side of Judaism, provided halakhah is seen in dynamic rather than static terms. Other factors, such as emotional, sociological, and experiential, aside from the cognitive are involved in religious belief. Most peoples are creatures of habit and conformity in religious matters.
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