The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers

The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers
Author: Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780874621891
ISBN 13: 0874621895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God and the Philosophers

God and the Philosophers
Author: Thomas V. Morris
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780195101195
ISBN 13: 0195101197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Philosophers Book Review:

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.

The Philosophers and the Bible

The Philosophers and the Bible
Author: Antonella Del Prete,Anna Lisa Schino,Pina Totaro
Publsiher: Brill's Studies in Intellectua
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN 10: 9789004418639
ISBN 13: 9004418636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophers and the Bible Book Review:

"The Bible is the breeding ground for the issues nourishing philosophy during the Early Modern age. Different conceptions of God, the world, and the human being have been shaped based on the history of salvation, constructed (or deconstructed) in relation to the various approaches and readings of the Holy Scriptures. This book aims at inquiring the different uses that philosophers made of the Bible. The essays collected in it provide a new perspective on the subject, overcoming the traditional opposition "faith versus science" and enhancing the philosophical approach to the Sacred Scriptures. Philosophers thus promoted a universally recognized moral message and forged the conceptions of the nature, of politics, and of the human being proper to the Early Modern age"--

Aquinas

Aquinas
Author: Eleonore Stump,The Robert J Henle Sj Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-01-28
ISBN 10: 1134971087
ISBN 13: 9781134971084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas Book Review:

Few philosophers or theologians exerted as much influence on the shape of medieval thought as Thomas Aquinas. He ranks amongst the most famous of the Western philosophers and was responsible for almost single-handedly bringing the philosophy of Aristotle into harmony with Christianity. He was also one of the first philosophers to argue that philosophy and theology could support each other. The shape of metaphysics, theology, and Aristotelian thought today still bears the imprint of Aquinas' work. In this extensive and deeply researched study, Eleonore Stump examines Aquinas' major works, Summa Theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles, and clearly assesses the vast range of Aquinas' thought. Philosophers, theologians, and students of the medieval period alike will find this unrivalled study an indispensable resource in researching and teaching Aquinas.

Critiques of God

Critiques of God
Author: Peter Adam Angeles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000031733076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiques of God Book Review:

Essays on atheism by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven.

The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible

The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible
Author: James Frederick Ivey M.D.
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1973607158
ISBN 13: 9781973607151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible Book Review:

Albert Einstein taught that imagination is more important than knowledge, probably having come to this conclusion through a realization that almost all science represents belieffaithas opposed to knowledge. It should come as no surprise, then, that scienceespecially modern physics with its theories of relativity and quantum mechanicshas revolutionized thinking about the likelihood of the existence of God. In The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible, author and physician James Frederick Ivey explains how science, particularly quantum mechanics and relativity, aided by Platos philosophy and the history of Jewish people, can be utilized in order to virtually prove that God exists, that he is unique, and that he is the biblical deity. Ultimately an exploration of Christian philosophy and apologeticsincluding discussions of Christian history, secular retorts, the intersection of science and faith, and the relationship between physics and ultimate truthThe Physics and Philosophy of the Bible demonstrates that apologists are very close to the non-necessity of having to deal with whether God exists or not. From Platos earliest philosophical insights to the most groundbreaking discoveries in contemporary physics, we can find the fingerprints of God that prove He is with us. And. God seeks us just as we seek him, for he desires cognitive individuals with whom he can enjoy mutual love and intimacy.

Evidence for God

Evidence for God
Author: William A. Dembski,Michael R. Licona
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1441211799
ISBN 13: 9781441211798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence for God Book Review:

There have always been challenges to belief in God as he is revealed in the Bible and each new year seems to add more questions to the doubter's arsenal. In Evidence for God, leading apologists provide compelling arguments that address the most pressing questions of the day about God, science, Jesus, the Bible, and more, including Is Intelligent Design really a credible explanation of the origins of our world? Did Jesus really exist? Is Jesus really the only way to God? What about those who have never heard the gospel? Is the Bible today what was originally written? What about recently publicized gospels that aren't in the Bible? and much more

The Genesis of Science

The Genesis of Science
Author: James Hannam
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 1596982055
ISBN 13: 9781596982055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genesis of Science Book Review:

The Not-So-Dark Dark Ages What they forgot to teach you in school: People in the Middle Ages did not think the world was flat The Inquisition never executed anyone because of their scientific ideologies It was medieval scientific discoveries, including various methods, that made possible Western civilization’s “Scientific Revolution” As a physicist and historian of science James Hannam debunks myths of the Middle Ages in his brilliant book The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution. Without the medieval scholars, there would be no modern science. Discover the Dark Ages and their inventions, research methods, and what conclusions they actually made about the shape of the world.

Divine Evil

Divine Evil
Author: Michael Bergmann,Michael J. Murray,Michael C. Rea
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 9780199576739
ISBN 13: 0199576734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Evil Book Review:

Eleven original essays by philosophers and biblical scholars addressing the character of God as portrayed in the Hebrew Bible. Includes a critical commentary on each essay by another author, and replies to the critical comments by the original author.

Panentheism The Other God of the Philosophers

Panentheism  The Other God of the Philosophers
Author: John W. Cooper
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN 10: 0801027241
ISBN 13: 9780801027246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panentheism The Other God of the Philosophers Book Review:

This landmark book--the first complete history of panentheism written in English--explores the subject through the lens of various thinkers and discusses how it has influenced liberation, feminist, and ecological theologies.

Jesus the Great Philosopher

Jesus the Great Philosopher
Author: Jonathan T. Pennington
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 149342758X
ISBN 13: 9781493427581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus the Great Philosopher Book Review:

Many of us tend to live as though Jesus represents the "spiritual part" of our lives. We don't clearly see how he relates to the rest of our experiences, desires, and habits. How can Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity become more than a compartmentalized part of our lives? Highly regarded New Testament scholar and popular teacher Jonathan Pennington argues that we need to recover the lost biblical image of Jesus as the one true philosopher who teaches us how to experience the fullness of our humanity in the kingdom of God. Jesus teaches us what is good, right, and beautiful and offers answers to life's big questions: what it means to be human, how to be happy, how to order our emotions, and how we should conduct our relationships. This book brings Jesus and Christianity into dialogue with the ancient philosophers who asked the same big questions about finding meaningful happiness. It helps us rediscover biblical Christianity as a whole-life philosophy, one that addresses our greatest human questions and helps us live meaningful and flourishing lives.

The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Philosophy
Author: Donald Rutherford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2006-10-12
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105120988949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Philosophy Book Review:

An exploration of one of the most innovative periods in the history of Western philosophy.

God and Inscrutable Evil

God and Inscrutable Evil
Author: David O'Connor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780847687640
ISBN 13: 0847687643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Inscrutable Evil Book Review:

In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism ("friendly theism") and a version of atheism ("friendly atheism") are justified on the evidence in the debate over God and evil, O'Connor concludes that a warranted outcome is a philosophical detente between those two positions. On the way to that conclusion he develops two arguments from evil, a reformed version of the logical argument and an indirect version of the empirical argument, and deploys both against a central formulation of theism that he describes as orthodox theism. God and Inscrutable Evil makes a valuable contribution to contemporary debates in the philosophy of religion.

The Beginning of Wisdom

The Beginning of Wisdom
Author: Leon Kass
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2003-05-20
ISBN 10: 0743242998
ISBN 13: 9780743242998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beginning of Wisdom Book Review:

Imagine that you could really understand the Bible...that you could read, analyze, and discuss the book of Genesis not as a compositional mystery, a cultural relic, or a linguistic puzzle palace, or even as religious doctrine, but as a philosophical classic, precisely in the same way that a truth-seeking reader would study Plato or Nietzsche. Imagine that you could be led in your study by one of America's preeminent intellectuals and that he would help you to an understanding of the book that is deeper than you'd ever dreamed possible, that he would reveal line by line, verse by verse the incredible riches of this illuminating text -- one of the very few that actually deserve to be called seminal. Imagine that you could get, from Genesis, the beginning of wisdom. The Beginning of Wisdom is a hugely learned book that, like Genesis itself, falls naturally into two sections. The first shows how the universal history described in the first eleven chapters of Genesis, from creation to the tower of Babel, conveys, in the words of Leon Kass, "a coherent anthropology" -- a general teaching about human nature -- that "rivals anything produced by the great philosophers." Serving also as a mirror for the reader's self-discovery, these stories offer profound insights into the problematic character of human reason, speech, freedom, sexual desire, the love of the beautiful, pride, shame, anger, guilt, and death. Something as seemingly innocuous as the monotonous recounting of the ten generations from Adam to Noah yields a powerful lesson in the way in which humanity encounters its own mortality. In the story of the tower of Babel are deep understandings of the ambiguous power of speech, reason, and the arts; the hazards of unity and aloneness; the meaning of the city and its quest for self-sufficiency; and man's desire for fame, immortality, and apotheosis -- and the disasters these necessarily cause. Against this background of human failure, Part Two of The Beginning of Wisdom explores the struggles to launch a new human way, informed by the special Abrahamic covenant with the divine, that might address the problems and avoid the disasters of humankind's natural propensities. Close, eloquent, and brilliant readings of the lives and educations of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's sons reveal eternal wisdom about marriage, parenting, brotherhood, education, justice, political and moral leadership, and of course the ultimate question: How to live a good life? Connecting the two "parts" is the book's overarching philosophical and pedagogical structure: how understanding the dangers and accepting the limits of human powers can open the door to a superior way of life, not only for a solitary man of virtue but for an entire community -- a life devoted to righteousness and holiness. This extraordinary book finally shows Genesis as a coherent whole, beginning with the creation of the natural world and ending with the creation of a nation that hearkens to the awe-inspiring summons to godliness. A unique and ambitious commentary, a remarkably readable literary exegesis and philosophical companion, The Beginning of Wisdom is one of the most important books in decades on perhaps the most important -- and surely the most frequently read -- book of all time.

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
Author: Yoram Hazony
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN 10: 0521176670
ISBN 13: 9780521176675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture Book Review:

This book offers a new framework for reading the Bible as a work of reason.

The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology
Author: John Webster,Kathryn Tanner,Iain Torrance
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN 10: 019100328X
ISBN 13: 9780191003288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology brings together a set of original and authoritative accounts of all the major areas of current research in Christian systematic theology, offering a thorough survey of the state of the discipline and of its prospects for those undertaking research and teaching in the field. The Handbook engages in a comprehensive examination of themes and approaches, guiding the reader through current debates and literatures in the context of the historical development of systematic theological reflection. Organized thematically, it treats in detail the full array of topics in systematic theology, as well as questions of its sources and norms, its relation to other theological and non-theological fields of enquiry, and some major trends in current work. Each chapter provides an analysis of research and debate on its topic. The focus is on doctrinal (rather than historical) questions, and on major (rather than ephemeral) debates. The aim is to stimulate readers to reach theological judgements on the basis of consideration of the range of opinion. Drawn from Europe, the UK, and North America, the authors are all leading practitioners of the discipline. Readers will find expert guidance as well as creative suggestions about the future direction of the study of Christian doctrine.

God and Philosophy

God and Philosophy
Author: Etienne Gilson
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300092998
ISBN 13: 0300092997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Philosophy Book Review:

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

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible
Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Publsiher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-01-05
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jefferson Bible Book Review:

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

Knowledge of God

Knowledge of God
Author: Alvin Plantinga,Michael Tooley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 1444301314
ISBN 13: 9781444301311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge of God Book Review:

Is belief in God epistemically justified? That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series

Wandering in Darkness

Wandering in Darkness
Author: Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 0191056316
ISBN 13: 9780191056314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering in Darkness Book Review:

Only the most naïve or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one hold, consistently with the common view of suffering in the world, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? This book argues that one can. Wandering in Darkness first presents the moral psychology and value theory within which one typical traditional theodicy, namely, that of Thomas Aquinas, is embedded. It explicates Aquinas's account of the good for human beings, including the nature of love and union among persons. Eleonore Stump also makes use of developments in neurobiology and developmental psychology to illuminate the nature of such union. Stump then turns to an examination of narratives. In a methodological section focused on epistemological issues, the book uses recent research involving autism spectrum disorder to argue that some philosophical problems are best considered in the context of narratives. Using the methodology argued for, the book gives detailed, innovative exegeses of the stories of Job, Samson, Abraham and Isaac, and Mary of Bethany. In the context of these stories and against the backdrop of Aquinas's other views, Stump presents Aquinas's own theodicy, and shows that Aquinas's theodicy gives a powerful explanation for God's allowing suffering. She concludes by arguing that this explanation constitutes a consistent and cogent defense for the problem of suffering.