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Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
  • Author : Andrei Buckareff
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 21 January 2016
  • ISBN : 0191075590
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the following theses: (i) There is one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent; (iii) God is the creator ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists; and (iv) God 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, and religious naturalism, exclude at least one of these claims. A number of prominent philosophers and scientists have expressed sympathy with alternative concepts of the divine. However, voices raised in defense of these concepts tend not to be taken seriously in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. This volume aims to shed light on alternative concepts of God and to thoroughly consider their merits and demerits. The contributors are leading analytic 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.


Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
  • Author : Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 21 January 2016
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The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the following theses: (i) There is one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent; (iii) God is the creator ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists; and (iv) God 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, and religious naturalism, exclude at least

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Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
  • Author : Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 21 January 2016
GET THIS BOOKAlternative Concepts of God

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

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Brain, Consciousness, and God

Brain, Consciousness, and God
  • Author : Daniel A. Helminiak
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 21 July 2015
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A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan. Brain, Consciousness, and God is a constructive critique of neuroscientific research on human consciousness and religious experience. An adequate epistemology—a theory of knowledge—is needed to address this topic, but today there exists no consensus on what human knowing means, especially regarding nonmaterial realities. Daniel A. Helminiak turns to twentieth-century theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan’s breakthrough analysis of human

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New Proofs for the Existence of God

New Proofs for the Existence of God
  • Author : Robert J. Spitzer
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 15 April 2010
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Responding to contemporary popular atheism, Robert J. Spitzer's New Proofs for the Existence of God examines the considerable evidence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years. An expert in diverse areas, including theology, physics, metaphysics, and ethics, Spitzer offers in this text the most contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism currently available. "Skepticism about the possibility of proving the existence of God often relies on data from

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Maximal God

Maximal God
  • Author : Yujin Nagasawa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 21 September 2017
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Yujin Nagasawa presents a new, stronger version of perfect being theism, the conception of God as the greatest possible being. Although perfect being theism is the most common form of monotheism in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition its truth has been disputed by philosophers and theologians for centuries. Nagasawa proposes a new, game-changing defence of perfect being theism by developing what he calls the 'maximal concept of God'. Perfect being theists typically maintain that God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent being;

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Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion
  • Author : Paul Draper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 April 2019
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While orthodox religion by its very nature is conservative, philosophy at its best is inherently radical. It challenges authority, tradition, and the whole idea of "dogma." For this reason, philosophy of religion can be explosively controversial. It is bound to disturb those who peddle incontrovertible truth and fascinate those who seek spiritual truth and are willing to follow the argument wherever it leads. This volume is designed for such seekers. It brings together an international team of leading philosophers of

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Five Proofs for the Existence of God

Five Proofs for the Existence of God
  • Author : Edward Feser
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 18 August 2017
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Five Proofs of the Existence of GodÊprovides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philosophical proofs of God's existence: the Aristotelian proof, the Neo-Platonic proof, the Augustinian proof, the Thomistic proof, and the Rationalist proof. Ê This book also offers a detailed treatment of each of the key divine attributes -- unity, simplicity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth -- showing that they must be possessed

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Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities

Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities
  • Author : Jeanine Diller,Asa Kasher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 June 2013
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The envisioned volume is a collection of recent essays about the philosophical exploration, critique and comparison of (a) the major philosophical models of God, gods and other ultimate realities implicit in the world’s philosophical schools and religions, and of (b) the ideas of such models and doing such modeling per se. The aim is to identify exactly what a model of ultimate reality is; create a comprehensive and accessible collection of extant models; and determine how best, philosophically, to

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Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 2.2

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 2.2
  • Author : Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 03 November 2017
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The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are

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Theodicy

Theodicy
  • Author : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 01 July 2010
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In this 1710 treatise, Gottfried Liebniz's only book-length work, he applies the idea of philosophical "optimism"-that we live in the best of all possible worlds-to the "problem of evil"-If a benevolent God exists, why do terrible things happen? He explores the possibility that humanity's happiness is not necessarily part of God's plan. Much of Leibniz's thinking in the realm of the sciences flowed from his philosophy-he believed the universe to operate under simple, intelligible, interconnected rules. Understanding how he

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Four Views on the Axiology of Theism

Four Views on the Axiology of Theism
  • Author : Kirk Lougheed
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 17 September 2020
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For centuries, philosophers have addressed the ontological question of whether God exists. Most recently, philosophers have begun to explore the axiological question of what value impact, if any, God's existence has (or would have) on our world. This book brings together four prestigious philosophers, Michael Almeida, Travis Dumsday, Perry Hendricks and Graham Oppy, to present different views on the axiological question about God. Each contributor expresses a position on axiology, which is then met with responses from the remaining contributors.

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The Right to Believe

The Right to Believe
  • Author : Dariusz Lukasiewicz
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 02 May 2013
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In the twentieth century, many contemporary epistemologists in the analytic tradition have entered into debate regarding the right to belief with new tools: Richard Swinburne, Anthony Kenny, Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Peter van Inwagen (who contributes a piece in this volume) defending or contesting the requirement of evidence for any justified belief. The best things we can do, it seems, is to examine more attentively the true notion of “right to believe”, especially about religious matters. This is exactly what

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Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation

Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation
  • Author : Michael P. DeJonge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 23 February 2012
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A detailed examination of the academic formation of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology, arguing that the young Bonhoeffer reinterpreted for a modern intellectual context the Lutheran understanding of the 'person' of Jesus Christ and distinguishing Bonhoeffer's theology from that of contemporaries Karl Barth and Karl Holl.

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