A Perspective on Belief

Leitner, Gloria J.
May 1997
Humanist;May/Jun97, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p38
Offers insights on belief. Use of Eric Hoffer's book entitled `The True Believer' as a basis; Perception regarding opinions and provisional truth; Views on moral relativism and ethics; Views on science.


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