Metaphysics and the Idea of God

Metaphysics and the Idea of God
Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2001-03
ISBN 10: 9780802849915
ISBN 13: 0802849911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kant God and Metaphysics

Kant  God and Metaphysics
Author: Edward Kanterian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN 10: 1351395815
ISBN 13: 9781351395816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kant God and Metaphysics Book Review:

Kant is widely acknowledged as the greatest philosopher of modern times. He undertook his famous critical turn to save human freedom and morality from the challenge of determinism and materialism. Intertwined with his metaphysical interests, however, he also had theological commitments, which have received insufficient attention. He believed that man is a fallen creature and in need of ‘redemption’. He intended to provide a fortress protecting religious faith from the failure of rationalist metaphysics, from the atheistic strands of the Enlightenment, from the new mathematical science of nature, and from the dilemmas of Christian theology itself. Kant was an epistemologist, a philosopher of mind, a metaphysician of experience, an ethicist and a philosopher of religion. But all this was sustained by his religious faith. This book aims to recover the focal point and inner contradictions of his thought, the ‘secret thorn’ of his metaphysics (as Heidegger once put it). It first locates Kant in the tradition of reflection on the human weakness from Luther to Hume, and then engages in a critical, but charitable, manner with Kant’s entire pre-critical work, including his posthumous fragments. Special attention is given to The Only Possible Ground (1763), one of the most difficult, interesting and underestimated of Kant’s works. The present book takes its cue from an older approach to Kant, but also engages with recent Anglophone and continental scholarship, and deploys modern analytical tools to make sense of Kant. What emerges is an innovative and thought-provoking interpretation of Kant’s metaphysics, set against the background of forgotten religious aspects of European philosophy.

Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
Author: Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 0198722257
ISBN 13: 9780198722250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Concepts of God Book Review:

The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the theses that there is one God-an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent, who is the creator of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists, and who is an immaterial substance that is ontologically distinct from the universe. Proponents of alternative concepts of God, such as pantheism, panentheism, religious anti-realism, developmental theism, andreligious naturalism, exclude at least one of these claims. This volume aims to shed light on alternative concepts of God and to thoroughly consider their merits and demerits. The contributors are leadinganalytic philosophers of religion, including critics of these views as well as sympathizers. This is the first contemporary edited collection featuring the work of analytic philosophers of religion covering such a wide range of alternative concepts of God.

Metaphysics and God

Metaphysics and God
Author: Kevin Timpe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-05-07
ISBN 10: 1135893071
ISBN 13: 9781135893071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and God Book Review:

This volume focuses on contemporary issues in the philosophy of religion through an engagement with Eleonore Stump’s seminal work in the field. Topics covered include: the metaphysics of the divine nature (e.g., divine simplicity and eternity); the nature of love and God’s relation to human happiness; and the issue of human agency (e.g., the nature of the human soul and hell).

God after Metaphysics

God after Metaphysics
Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007-05-23
ISBN 10: 0253116945
ISBN 13: 9780253116949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God after Metaphysics Book Review:

While philosophy believes it is impossible to have an experience of God without the senses, theology claims that such an experience is possible, though potentially idolatrous. In this engagingly creative book, John Panteleimon Manoussakis ends the impasse by proposing an aesthetic allowing for a sensuous experience of God that is not subordinated to imposed categories or concepts. Manoussakis draws upon the theological traditions of the Eastern Church, including patristic and liturgical resources, to build a theological aesthetic founded on the inverted gaze of icons, the augmented language of hymns, and the reciprocity of touch. Manoussakis explores how a relational interpretation of being develops a fuller and more meaningful view of the phenomenology of religious experience beyond metaphysics and onto-theology.

The God of Metaphysics

The God of Metaphysics
Author: T. L. S. Sprigge
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2006-04-20
ISBN 10: 0199283044
ISBN 13: 9780199283040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God of Metaphysics Book Review:

Timothy Sprigge offers an exploration of the metaphysical systems of a diverse range of philosophers, from Spinoza and Hegel to Josiah Royce, testing objections to what might be called 'metaphysical religion' against the systems of these distinguished thinkers.

Metaphysics and the God of Israel

Metaphysics and the God of Israel
Author: Neil B. MacDonald
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030371319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the God of Israel Book Review:

MacDonald argues for a theological approach that spans the Old and New Testaments and calls for a reintegration of systematic and biblical theology.

Participation in God

Participation in God
Author: Andrew Davison
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-08
ISBN 10: 1108483283
ISBN 13: 9781108483285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participation in God Book Review:

Offers a substantial discussion of a central theme in Christian theology - that everything comes from and depends upon God.

God Education and Modern Metaphysics

God  Education  and Modern Metaphysics
Author: Nigel Tubbs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 1317753887
ISBN 13: 9781317753889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Education and Modern Metaphysics Book Review:

The Western tradition has long held the view that while it is possible to know that God exists, it nevertheless remains impossible to know what God is. The ineffability of the monotheistic God extends to each of the Abrahamic faiths. In this volume, Tubbs considers Aristotle’s logic of mastery and questions the assumptions upon which God’s ineffability rests. Part I explores the tensions between the philosophical definition of the One as "thought thinking itself" (the Aristotelian concept of noesis noeseos) and the educational vocation of the individual as "know thyself" (gnothi seuton). Identifying vulnerabilities in the logic of mastery, Tubbs puts forth an original logic of education, which he calls modern metaphysics, or a logic of learning and education. Part II explores this new educational logic of the divine as a "logic of tears," as a "dreadful religious teacher," and as a way to cohere the three Abrahamic faiths in an educational concept of monotheism.

The Metaphysics of the Idea of God in Ibn Taymiyya s Thought

The Metaphysics of the Idea of God in Ibn Taymiyya s Thought
Author: Abdel Hakim Ajhar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:61564293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Question of God in Heidegger s Phenomenology

The Question of God in Heidegger s Phenomenology
Author: George Kovacs
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1990-06
ISBN 10: 0810108518
ISBN 13: 9780810108516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question of God in Heidegger s Phenomenology Book Review:

Several philosophers have developed theological perspectives out of Heidegger's ontology. Yet the question of God in Heidegger's thought itself has never received full elucidation. In this revealing new study, George Kovacs poses the problem of analyzing the idea of God as a process of questioning and thus subjects Heidegger's phenomenological existentialism to a process of exposition Heidegger himself employed.

Inspiration

Inspiration
Author: Alden L Thompson
Publsiher: Energion Publications
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN 10: 1631992015
ISBN 13: 9781631992018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inspiration Book Review:

Is the Bible historically accurate? Are there any contradictions in the Bible? If we look too closely at the Bible might we find things that will destroy our faith? Should I be afraid that some new archeological discovery will prove the Bible wrong? How much freedom do I have to interpret the Bible? Combining history, Scripture, and an understanding of human nature, Dr. Thompson takes on the difficult questions regarding the Bible and inspiration. He goes beyond the question of whether you can trust the Bible to ask whether you can trust yourself as you study. This unique study of inspiration uses internal evidence from the Bible text, its history, collection, and transmission to look at the way in which God works through prophets and Bible writers. As an experiential lens, he uses the experience of the Seventh-day Adventist community, of which he is a part, and its reception and use of Ellen White as God’s messenger. This provides an example of someone who produced an incredible volume of written material in her lifetime, yet maintained a great humility and understood her own spiritual experience as one of growth. However, Inspiration: Hard Questions: Honest Answers is not just for Seventh-day Adventists. The lessons, drawn from the experience of one community, have wide applicability as we look at a range of views on biblical interpretation, experience, tradition, and contemporary claims of a prophetic word. All communities of faith would do well to ask the hard questions addressed in this book and to learn from the history and experience of others. Ultimately, the author is addressing a question that comes to all of us: What is God’s will and how can I know it? Can I be certain? To find the answers we need, Dr. Thompson reminds us “We cannot just know Scripture, we have to know God. In this Second Revised Edition, you will find a new “bridge” chapter, designed to invite readers outside of the Adventist tradition to join in the conversation, as well as a number of minor updates, and a set of beautiful photographs and drawings inspired by scripture, prepared for this edition by Wanda Thompson. It is not enough to determine how the inspiration of scripture works as a theological tenet or a doctrinal point. Ultimately, for God’s Word in scripture to accomplish its mission, we must each be inspired by it as well.

Hegel s Metaphysics of God

Hegel s Metaphysics of God
Author: Patricia Marie Calton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054147668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hegel s Metaphysics of God Book Review:

Hegel's Metaphysics of God presents Hegel's response to Kant's claim that metaphysics in general and, in particular, knowledge of God, is beyond the grasp of human knowledge. Calton argues that Hegel uses his version of the ontological proof not only to establish the existence of God, but also to develop a Trinitarian divine ontology. This book details the development of Hegel's argument for a Trinitarian metaphysics of God and establishes that the structure of Hegel's ontological proof encompasses Hegel's entire philosophical system, from the concept of God, to God's self-expression in finitude, and, finally, to the recognition on the part of human consciousness that humans are an integral part of God's being.

Theology without Metaphysics

Theology without Metaphysics
Author: Kevin W. Hector
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 1139503286
ISBN 13: 9781139503280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology without Metaphysics Book Review:

One of the central arguments of post-metaphysical theology is that language is inherently 'metaphysical' and consequently that it shoehorns objects into predetermined categories. Because God is beyond such categories, it follows that language cannot apply to God. Drawing on recent work in theology and philosophy of language, Kevin Hector develops an alternative account of language and its relation to God, demonstrating that one need not choose between fitting God into a metaphysical framework, on the one hand, and keeping God at a distance from language, on the other. Hector thus elaborates a 'therapeutic' response to metaphysics: given the extent to which metaphysical presuppositions about language have become embedded in common sense, he argues that metaphysics can be fully overcome only by defending an alternative account of language and its application to God, so as to strip such presuppositions of their apparent self-evidence and release us from their grip.

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God
Author: William Hasker
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0199681511
ISBN 13: 9780199681518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God Book Review:

William Hasker reviews the evidence concerning fourth-century pro-Nicene trinitarianism in the light of recent developments in the scholarship on this period, arguing for particular interpretations of crucial concepts. He then reviews and criticises recent work on the issue of the divine three-in-oneness, including systematic theologians such as Barth, Rahner, Moltmann, and Zizioulas, and analytic philosophers of religion such as Leftow, van Inwagen, Craig, and Swinburne.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy
Author: A. S. McGrade,University of Cambridge
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2003-08-07
ISBN 10: 9780521000635
ISBN 13: 0521000637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy Book Review:

This volume, first published in 2003, spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and into the fourteenth century.

Jesus Christ Eternal God

Jesus Christ  Eternal God
Author: Stephen H. Webb
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN 10: 0199827958
ISBN 13: 9780199827954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Christ Eternal God Book Review:

Drawing on modern physics and ancient metaphysics, Stephen H. Webb constructs a philosophy of Christian materialism based on the unity of matter and spirit in the incarnation.

Metaphysics and the Existence of God

Metaphysics and the Existence of God
Author: Thomas C. O'Brien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-04
ISBN 10: 9781258668624
ISBN 13: 1258668629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Existence of God Book Review:

A Reflection On The Question Of God's Existence In Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysics, Texts And Studies, V1. The Thomist, V23, No. 1-3.

God and the New Metaphysics

God and the New Metaphysics
Author: Herb Gruning
Publsiher: Blue Dolphin Pub
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781577331612
ISBN 13: 1577331613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the New Metaphysics Book Review:

or those individuals who consider themselves to be en route, that is, to be on a philosophical or theological journey as opposed to already having arrived at a resolution to their cosmic-scale issues, this investigation may prove helpful. God and the New Metaphysics examines metaphysical and cosmological proposals for an alternate vision of reality.The title of this work is a deliberate play on physicist Paul Davies'' volume, God and the New Physics. The difference is that whereas his approach is a scientific one, this study comes to the subject of God and cosmology from a philosophical and theological angle, while at the same time remaining sensitive to scientific concerns.The origin of the universe remains a scientific mystery, but once it was under way, additional mysteries surface. There is a gap in our understanding, presently at least, between the world of chemistry and the onset of biology. How life arose from non-life has not been resolved. Then there is also a gap between biology and psychology, namely how an entire host of metaphysical categories arose, or at least the alleged realities to which they point. These include mind, soul, spirit, consciousness, self-consciousness, awareness, and self-awareness. Mysterious too is not only how the world began but how it will end.While the current analysis cannot hope to unravel these mysteries once and for all, it engages the thought of some of those who begin to disentangle us from the metaphysical knots in which we have tied ourselves. In sequential order it will consult the work of Alfred North Whitehead, James Lovelock, Rupert Sheldrake, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, David Bohm, and sample the thought of several others for the insights they can bestow.Endorsements"The perennial mystery of existence has inspired tomes of both scientific and metaphysical speculation over the millennia. In God and the New Metaphysics, Herb Gruning presents a fresh perspective, one that choreographs a dance between Whitehead''s process theology and recent developments in physics, biology, medicine, cosmology, and several other fields. Whether discussing Heraclitus or David Bohm, morphogenetic fields or Gaia theory, Gruning is lucid, articulate, engaging, and provocative. His readers will never think of their universe in the same way again." Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., co-author, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, co-editor, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence"This book is a vigorous plea for a new metaphysics capable of revealing being and becoming as the texture of both the world and the nature of God." Maurice Boutin, Ph.D., J.W. McConnell Professor of Philosophy of Religion, McGill University, Montreal, Canada"God and the New Metaphysics is a handy guide (''road map'') for anyone venturing on philosophical excursions into the big questions surrounding the origins of the universe itself, and of life within it. It succinctly summarizes scientific advancements and their implications for the way we view the world, since (as Herb Gruning writes) ''All epistemological activity ... functions worldviewishly.'' In addition to dealing with the development of the philosophy of science in the context of the clashes between science and religion, the author suggests interesting lines of inquiry to help resolve the questions which will remain in the reader''s mind at the end of the book, as they do in philosophy and science to the present day." Francine McCarthy, Professor of Earth Science and Great Books/ Liberal Studies, Brock University"What can abide and what must change in our understanding of God and nature? Walking the ever-shifting boundary lines between religion and contemporary science and drawing on rich resources to be found on both sides, Gruning has written a well-informed, insightful, and adventuresome book, addressing this question. And while refusing to oversimplify, he manages to write lucidly about deep and complex matters." John C. Robertson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University"In lucid and sparkling prose, Herb Gruning provides the inquisitive layperson with a solid summary of the history and present state of the natural sciences, together with a panoply of the most significant meta-scientific reflections on the meaning and import of those sciences for the higher purposes of human life. God and the Mew Metaphysics offers more than a road map through the highways and byways of science, philosophy, and theology. It is a traveler''s guide through adjacent territories that have been explored by other travelers, with lively commentary on the usefulness of the older guidebooks. Above all, it identifies the limits of the previous explorations, and so reveals the openness of the horizons of knowledge, instilling in the reader a sense of further adventure at the edge of the known world." Dr. James Lawler, Philosophy Department, SUNY at Buffalo"The author gives an excellent account of the controversy surrounding science and religion as alternative avenues to truth and argues persuasively how science in general has failed to unravel some of the deep mysteries of the universe such as the origin of the universe and of life, among others.The book makes interesting reading with the author''s critical look at traditional theology with respect to its stand on the nature of god and purpose of creation, and his suggestion for a new direction in this regard along the lines developed by Alfred North Whitehead and others who consider the universe in all its diversity as a Divine Process - a view cosistent with that of modern physics where the cosmic reality is looked upon as a play of cosmic energy. While it is a valuable addition to one''s collection, the book provides useful material for a course in science and religion." Gowdar Veeranna, economist, Winnipeg, Canada

The Role of God in Spinoza s Metaphysics

The Role of God in Spinoza s Metaphysics
Author: Sherry Deveaux
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2007-02-26
ISBN 10: 1441115080
ISBN 13: 9781441115089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of God in Spinoza s Metaphysics Book Review:

Baruch Spinoza began his studies learning Hebrew and the Talmud, only to be excommunicated at the age of twenty-four for supposed heresy. Throughout his life, Spinoza was simultaneously accused of being an atheist and a God-intoxicated man. Bertrand Russell said that, compared to others, Spinoza is ethically supreme, 'the noblest and most lovable of the great philosophers'. This book is an exploration of (a) what Spinoza understood God to be, (b) how, for him, the infinite and eternal power of God is expressed, and (c) how finite human beings can have a true idea of this greatest of all entities. Sherry Deveaux begins with an analytic discussion of these three questions, and an explication of three different views held by contemporary commentators on Spinoza. She then shows that the commonly held views about Spinoza are inconsistent with Spinoza's texts, especially his magnum opus, the Ethics. Next comes an analysis of topics in Spinoza that must be understood in order correctly to answer the three questions. For example, the notions of 'power' and 'true idea' are discussed, along with Spinoza's definition of the 'essence' of a thing, which is shown to be central to the discussion of Spinoza's God. Deveaux then claims that Spinoza defines God's essence as 'absolutely infinite and eternal power' and that, contrary to the commonly held view that God's essence is identical with the attributes (e.g., thought and extension), God's essence or "power" is expressed through the attributes.