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Religious Knowledge, Ineffability and Gender

by Roxana Baiasu 1,2
1
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, UK
2
Stanford University Center in Oxford, Stanford House, 65 High St, Oxford OX1 4EL, UK
Religions 2018, 9(6), 170; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9060170
Received: 19 March 2018 / Revised: 29 April 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 24 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feminisms and the Study of “Religions”)
The issue of ineffability constitutes a significant challenge in the philosophy of religion. In this paper, I first argue that it is difficult to see how the traditional approach, which I call ‘the metaphysical approach’, can address this challenge. I consider then a post-metaphysical approach inspired by Wittgenstein which does look more promising in dealing with the ineffable. Finally, I argue that there are, however, new challenges that have to be taken into account; in particular, I focus here on the problem raised by contemporary feminist philosophers of the gendering of religious knowledge. View Full-Text
Keywords: ineffable understanding; epistemic situatedness; gendering of religious knowledge ineffable understanding; epistemic situatedness; gendering of religious knowledge
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Baiasu, R. Religious Knowledge, Ineffability and Gender. Religions 2018, 9, 170.

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