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God And The Philosophers

Author : Thomas V. Morris
ISBN : 0195101197
Genre : Philosophy
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Brings together a series of essays by a group of highly regarded philosophers on the role of God and spirituality in their lives and in their philosophies.
Category: Philosophy

God And The Philosophers

Author : Keith Ward
ISBN : 9781451412420
Genre : Religion
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This timely, new book from renowned theologian and philosopher Keith Ward tells us what Western philosophys greatest thinkers from Plato and Aquinas to Kant and Hegel thought about questions such as the existence of God, the nature of reality and humanity, meaning, value, and purpose. Far from being the enemy of religion, philosophy has more often than not supported a non-materialist view of the universe, argues Ward. This book will be seen as both a brilliant armchair philosophers primer on the history of religious thought.
Category: Religion

Philosophers And God

Author : John Cornwell
ISBN : 9781847065483
Genre : Religion
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A series of philosophers reflect upon the status and sources of their religion and spiritual sympathies. They rise above the rancour of recent debates fuelled by secular critics such as Dawkins, Dennett and Hitchens to reclaim the essential capacity of religion to touch the hearts and minds of a diverse global audience.
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God And Philosophy

Author : Etienne Gilson
ISBN : 0300092997
Genre : Religion
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In this classic work, the eminent Catholic philosopher Étienne Gilson deals with one of the most important and perplexing metaphysical problems: the relation between our notion of God and demonstrations of his existence. Gilson examines Greek, Christian, and modern philosophy as well as the thinking that has grown out of our age of science in this fundamental analysis of the problem of God. "[I] commend to another generation of seekers and students this deeply earnest and yet wistfully gentle little essay on the most important (and often, at least nowadays, the most neglected) of all metaphysical--and existential--questions. . . . The historical sweep is breathtaking, the one-liners arresting, and the style, both intellectual and literary, altogether engaging." --Jaroslav Pelikan, from the foreword "We have come to expect from the pen of M. Gilson not only an accurate exposition of the thought of the great philosophers, ancient and modern, but what is of much more importance and of greater interest, a keen and sympathetic insight into the reasons for that thought. The present volume does not fail to fulfill our expectations. It should be read by every Christian thinker." --Ralph O. Dates, America
Category: Religion

Panentheism The Other God Of The Philosophers

Author : John W. Cooper
ISBN : 1585584045
Genre : Religion
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Panentheism has gained popularity among contemporary thinkers. This belief system explains that "all is in God"; as a soul is related to a body, so God is related to the world. In Panentheism--The Other God of the Philosophers, philosopher and theologian John Cooper traces the growth and evolution of this intricate theology from Plotinus to Alfred North Whitehead to the present. This landmark book--the first complete history of panentheism written in English--explores the subject through the lens of various thinkers, such as Plato, Jürgen Moltmann, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Charles Hartshorne, and discusses how panentheism has influenced liberation, feminist, and ecological theologies. Cooper not only sketches the evolution of panentheism but also critiques it; ultimately, he offers a defense of classical theism. This book is for readers who care deeply about theology and think seriously about their faith.
Category: Religion

The God Of The Philosophers

Author : Anthony Kenny
ISBN : 9780198249689
Genre : Philosophy
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This provocative book examines some of the principal attributes traditionally ascribed to God in western theism, particularly omniscience and omnipotence. From his discussion of a number of related topics, including a comprehensive treatment of the problem of the relations between divine foreknowledge and human freedom, Kenny concludes that there can be no such being as the God of traditional natural theology.
Category: Philosophy

God Philosophy Universities

Author : Alasdair MacIntyre
ISBN : 9780742544307
Genre : Philosophy
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Alasdair MacIntyre has written a selective history of the Catholic philosophical tradition, designed to show how belief in God informed and informs philosophical enquiry in different historical and social settings.
Category: Philosophy

The Existence Of God

Author : Yujin Nagasawa
ISBN : 9781136737466
Genre : Philosophy
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The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction assesses classical and contemporary arguments concerning the existence of God. It is an ideal introduction to philosophy of religion and an excellent starting point for anyone interested in arguments about the existence of God.
Category: Philosophy

The Proven God

Author : Thomas W. Balderston
ISBN : 9781616636609
Genre : Religion
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Philosophers, scientists and Atheists seem to have a tendency toward avoiding God in positing their premises. However, Divine Law should not be excluded from analysis. In actuality, God And The Bible have played more of a role in the education and development of the minds of major thinkers than you might think. In the Proven God, Balderston suggests that the Big Bang Theory and other scientific and philosophical conventions are influenced by the Divine, and indicative of the Truth: God is real. Denial of God too often reigns supreme, and For The wrong reasons. Through an exploration of the centuries' greatest thinkers, eyes will open To The farce that is a reality without God, who is the cause of all we enjoy, and who provides our enlightenment. In an interesting analysis of a broad range of philosophical viewpoints, Balderston explores those who have converted from being an atheist/non-believer to being Christianâ€'and maintained their logic. The book concludes with advice on how to live with doubt, An issue that is pervasive For The believer And The non-believer alike. Through our own doubts we experience our existence and understand our purpose. Allow this read to awaken you to a new enlightenment and age of reason, a clarification and understanding of modern thinking, And The attributes of the Divine.
Category: Religion

God And The Multiverse

Author : Klaas Kraay
ISBN : 9781317656586
Genre : Philosophy
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In recent decades, scientific theories have postulated the existence of many universes beyond our own. The details and implications of these theories are hotly contested. Some philosophers argue that these scientific models count against the existence of God. Others, however, argue that if God exists, a multiverse is precisely what we should expect to find. Moreover, these philosophers claim that the idea of a divinely created multiverse can help believers in God respond to certain arguments for atheism. These proposals are, of course, also extremely controversial. This volume collects together twelve newly published essays – two by physicists, and ten by philosophers – that discuss various aspects of this issue. Some of the essays support the idea of a divinely created multiverse; others oppose it. Scientific, philosophical, and theological issues are considered.
Category: Philosophy

The Place Of God And The God Of Place In Philosophy And Theology

Author : Nick Trakakis
ISBN : 1441139435
Genre : Religion
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The tendency after the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century has been for 'place' (the landscapes and dwellings that make meaningful social life possible) to be assimilated to objective 'space' (a homogenous, mappable territory). The past three centuries in the West have therefore witnessed the neglect, if not the active suppression of place, especially in science and philosophy. If we turn to philosophy of religion, the situation is no different, and arguably it is even worse. The idea that place can be an important means for understanding religious concepts and practices is rarely discussed amongst philosophers of religion. To redress this, Trakakis engages with the insights of philosophy and theology, but also architecture, geography and poetry, to develop a dynamic understanding of place that opens up the way for a new understanding of God. In contrast with both the overly anthropomorphic view of God prevalent in contemporary philosophy of religion, and the highly metaphysical strands of Christian theology, a model of divinity is proposed that sees God as at once below (earth-bound) and beyond (incomprehensible).
Category: Religion

Talking God Philosophers On Belief

Author : Gary Gutting
ISBN : 9780393352825
Genre : Philosophy
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Through interviews with twelve distinguished philosophers—including atheists, agnostics, and believers—Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way, Gary Gutting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs. As tensions simmer, and often explode, between the secular and the religious forces in modern life, the big questions about human belief press ever more urgently. Where does belief, or its lack, originate? How can we understand and appreciate religious traditions different from our own? Featuring conversations with twelve skeptics, atheists, agnostics, and believers—including Alvin Plantinga, Philip Kitcher, Michael Ruse, and John Caputo—Talking God offers new perspectives on religion, including the challenge to believers from evolution, cutting-edge physics and cosmology; arguments both for and against atheism; and meditations on the value of secular humanism and faith in the modern world. Experts offer insights on Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as Judaism and Christianity. Topical and illuminating, Talking God gives readers a deeper understanding of faith today and how philosophers understand it. From Talking God: “[Some say] Buddhism is not a religion because Buddhists don’t believe in a supreme being. This simply ignores the fact that many religions are not theistic in this sense. Chess is a game, despite the fact that it is not played with a ball, after all.” —Jay Garfield, from chapter 10, “Buddhism: Religion Without Divinity” “Why think that the creator was all-knowing and omnipotent?— Maybe the creator was a student god, and only got a B minus on this project?” —Louise Antony, from chapter 2, “A Case for Atheism” “There are a large number—maybe a couple of dozen—of pretty good theistic arguments. None is conclusive, but each, or at any rate the whole bunch taken together, is about as strong as philosophical arguments ordinarily get.” —Alvin Plantinga, from chapter 1, “A Case for Theism” “If you cease to ‘believe’ in a particular religious creed, like Calvinism or Catholicism, you have changed your mind and adopted a new position— But if you lose ‘faith,’—everything is lost. You have lost your faith in life, lost hope in the future, lost heart, and you cannot go on.” —John Caputo, from chapter 3, “Religion and Deconstruction”
Category: Philosophy

God S Philosophers

Author : James Hannam
ISBN : 9781848311589
Genre : History
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This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution; no Pope tried to ban human dissection or the number zero. "God's Philosophers" is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. Decisive progress was also made in technology: spectacles and the mechanical clock, for instance, were both invented in thirteenth-century Europe. Charting an epic journey through six centuries of history, "God's Philosophers" brings back to light the discoveries of neglected geniuses like John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Thomas Bradwardine, as well as putting into context the contributions of more familiar figures like Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Category: History

God Philosophy And Academic Culture

Author : William J. Wainwright
ISBN : 0788503022
Genre : Philosophy
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A striking feature of the current philosophical scene is the division between those philosophers of religion primarily associated with the American Philosophical Association and those primarily associated with the American Academy of Religion. This difference is loosely correlated with two others: the comparative dominance of analytic philosophy in the APA and of hermeneutical philosophy in the AAR, and the greater visibility of traditional theists in the APA. In this book eight prominent philosophers of religion from these organizations explore the historical, cultural, and philosophical roots of these differences, their connections, and the prospects for rapprochement.
Category: Philosophy

Heidegger S Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Ben Vedder
ISBN : 0820703893
Genre : Philosophy
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In various texts, Martin Heidegger speaks of god and the gods, but the question of how exactly Heidegger's thought relates to theology and religion in a broad sense--and to God in a specific sense--remains unclear and in need of careful, philosophical excavation. Ben Vedder provides the first book-length study on Heidegger's relation to the philosophy of religion, offering greater accessibility into an area that continues to fascinate philosophers, theologians, and all those interested in the philosophy of religion. Heidegger's Philosophy of Religion: From God to the Gods deals intimately with hotly debated topics such as Heidegger's interpretation of Saint Paul, Nietzsche and the death of God, ontotheology, and Heidegger's discussion of the "last god," taking into account the early, middle, and later texts of Heidegger. Significantly, Vedder draws heavily on Heidegger's The Phenomenology of Religious Life, long available in German, but only recently available to English readers. Vedder describes the tension between religion and philosophy, on the one hand, and religion and poetic expression, on the other. If we grasp religion completely from a philosophical point of view, we tend to neutralize it; but if we conceive it in a simply poetic way, we tend to be philosophically indifferent to it. Vedder demonstrates how Heidegger speaks a "poetry of religion," a description of humanity's relationship to the divine, and why Heidegger's thinking is ultimately a theological thinking. Clearly written and comprehensive in scope, Heidegger's Philosophy of Religion: From God to the Gods represents a major step forward in Heidegger scholarship.
Category: Philosophy

Faith And The Philosophers

Author : John Hick
ISBN : 9781725229853
Genre : Religion
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To define and explore contemporary philosophical critiques of Christian belief is the purpose of this book, which arises out of a conference held at Princeton Theological Seminary. In a frank and extensive confrontation, outstanding philosophers and theologians met to search for greater clarity on some important issues in the philosophy of religion. The book contains the papers written for the conference, the prepared criticism, and excerpts from the debates. The discussions revolved around the experiential grounds of religious belief; the question as to what conclusions may legitimately be drawn from religious experience; the "emptiness" or otherwise of Christian belief and ethic in the modern world; the Freudian explanation of faith; and the Barthian defense of Christianity.
Category: Religion