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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Guthrie's work on the Pastoral Epistles is part of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular series designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means without depending unduly on scholarly technicalities.

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.

Metaphysics and the Idea of God

Metaphysics and the Idea of God
Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg
Publsiher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018466212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Idea of God Book Review:

Guthrie's work on the Pastoral Epistles is part of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular series designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means without depending unduly on scholarly technicalities.

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.

The God of Metaphysics

The God of Metaphysics
Author: T. L. S. Sprigge,Timothy 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

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William Ockham on Metaphysics

William Ockham on Metaphysics
Author: Jenny Pelletier
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 9004230165
ISBN 13: 9789004230163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Ockham on Metaphysics Book Review:

In William Ockham on Metaphysics, Jenny E. Pelletier gives an account of Ockham's concept of metaphysics as the science of being and God as it emerges sporadically throughout his philosophical and theological work.

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.

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.

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God
Author: William Hasker
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-02
ISBN 10: 0191503738
ISBN 13: 9780191503733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God Book Review:

This is the first full-length study of the doctrine of the Trinity from the standpoint of analytic philosophical theology. 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 criticizes 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. In the final part of the book he develops a carefully articulated social doctrine of the Trinity which is coherent, intelligible, and faithful to scripture and tradition.

God without Parts

God without Parts
Author: James E. Dolezal
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2011-11-09
ISBN 10: 1621891097
ISBN 13: 9781621891093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God without Parts Book Review:

The doctrine of divine simplicity has long played a crucial role in Western Christianity's understanding of God. It claimed that by denying that God is composed of parts Christians are able to account for his absolute self-sufficiency and his ultimate sufficiency as the absolute Creator of the world. If God were a composite being then something other than the Godhead itself would be required to explain or account for God. If this were the case then God would not be most absolute and would not be able to adequately know or account for himself without reference to something other than himself. This book develops these arguments by examining the implications of divine simplicity for God's existence, attributes, knowledge, and will. Along the way there is extensive interaction with older writers, such as Thomas Aquinas and the Reformed scholastics, as well as more recent philosophers and theologians. An attempt is made to answer some of the currently popular criticisms of divine simplicity and to reassert the vital importance of continuing to confess that God is without parts, even in the modern philosophical-theological milieu.

Philosophy for A Level

Philosophy for A Level
Author: Michael Lacewing
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 1351674595
ISBN 13: 9781351674591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy for A Level Book Review:

Philosophy for A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units, Metaphysics of God and Metaphysics of Mind, in an engaging and student-friendly way. With chapters on ‘How to do philosophy’, exam preparation providing students with the philosophical skills they need to succeed, and an extensive glossary to support understanding, this book is ideal for students studying philosophy. Each chapter includes: argument maps that help to develop students’ analytical and critical skills comprehension questions to test understanding discussion questions to generate evaluative argument explanation of and commentary on the AQA set texts ‘Thinking harder’ sections cross-references to help students make connections bullet-point summaries of each topic. The companion website hosts a wealth of further resources, including PowerPoint slides, flashcards, further reading, weblinks and handouts, all structured to accompany the textbook. It can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/alevelphilosophy.

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.

Theology without Metaphysics

Theology without Metaphysics
Author: Kevin W. Hector
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
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 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).

Sense and Goodness Without God

Sense and Goodness Without God
Author: Richard Carrier
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2005-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781452059266
ISBN 13: 1452059268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sense and Goodness Without God Book Review:

If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what’s true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowledge to art, from metaphysics to morality, from theology to politics. Topics include free will, the nature of the universe, the meaning of life, and much more, arguing from scientific evidence that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, but that we can still live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

The Metaphysics of Creation

The Metaphysics of Creation
Author: Norman Kretzmann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 483
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0198237871
ISBN 13: 9780198237877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Metaphysics of Creation Book Review:

About Aquinas: St Thomas Aquinas lived from 1224/5 to 1274, mostly in his native Italy but for a time in France. He was the greatest of the medieval philosopher/theologians, and one of the most important of all Western thinkers. His most famous books are the two summaries of his teachings, theSumma contra gentiles and the Summa theologiae. About this book: Norman Kretzmann expounds and criticizes Aquinas's natural theology of creation, which is `natural' (or philosophical) in virtue of Aquinas's having developed it without depending on the data of Scripture. The Metaphysics of Creation is a continuation of the project Kretzmann beganin The Metaphysics of Theism, moving the focus from the first to the second book of Aquinas's Summa contra gentiles. Here we find Aquinas building upon his account of the existence and nature of God, arguing that the existence of things other than God must be explained by divine creation out of nothing. He develops arguments to identify God's motivation for creating, to defend the possibility of a beginninglesscreated universe, and to explain the origin of species. He then focuses exclusively on creatures with intellects, with the result that more than half of his natural theology of creation constitutes a philosophy of mind. Kretzmann gives a masterful guide through all these arguments. As before, he notonly expounds Aquinas's natural theology, but advocates it as the best historical instance available to us.

Religion After Metaphysics

Religion After Metaphysics
Author: Mark A. Wrathall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2003-11-27
ISBN 10: 9780521531962
ISBN 13: 0521531969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Kant Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Kant  Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason
Author: Immanuel Kant
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1998-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780521599641
ISBN 13: 0521599644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kant Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason Book Review:

A new translation of Kant's great essay on religion and its relation to reason.

God in an Open Universe

God in an Open Universe
Author: William Hasker,Thomas Jay Oord,Dean Zimmerman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 1630877832
ISBN 13: 9781630877835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in an Open Universe Book Review:

Since its inception, the discussion surrounding Open Theism has been dominated by polemics. On crucial philosophical issues, Openness proponents have largely been devoted to explicating the underlying framework and logical arguments supporting their perspective against competing theological and philosophical perspectives. As a result, very little constructive work has been done on the interconnections between Open Theism and the natural sciences. Given the central place of sciences in today's world, any perspective that hopes to have a broad impact must necessarily address such disciplines in a sustained and constructive manner. To date such engagements from the Openness perspective have been rare. God in an Open Universe addresses this deficiency. This book demonstrates that Open Theism makes a distinctive and highly fruitful contribution to the conversation and constructive work occurring between philosophy, theology, and the sciences. The various essays explore subjects ranging from physics to prayer, from special relativity to divine providence, from metaphysics to evolution, and from space-time to God. All who work at the intersection of theology and the sciences will benefit greatly from these essays that break new ground in this important conversation.