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Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

by Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-01-21
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0198722257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Rethinking the concept of a personal God

Rethinking the concept of a personal God
classical theism, personal theism, and alternative concepts of God

by Thomas Schärtl,Veronika Wegener

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9783402119006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions to Alternative Concepts of Knowledge

Contributions to Alternative Concepts of Knowledge
A Book

by Michael Kuhn,Hebe Vessuri

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 3838268946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the past, the European social sciences labelled and discredited knowledge that did not conform to their own definition of scientific knowledge as an alternative kind of knowledge, as ‘indigenous’ knowledge. Perception has changed with time: not only has indigenous knowledge become an entrance ticket to the world of European social science, but the indigenization of European theories is seen by some as the contribution of peripheral social sciences to join the theories of the centers. This book offers contributions to the conversation on alternative concepts of knowledge, inviting the reader to decide if they are truly alternative, indigenous, or European types of knowledge.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 2.2

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 2.2
A Book

by Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2017-11-03
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1532641605
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

The Constructive Theology of Bernard Meland

The Constructive Theology of Bernard Meland
Postliberal Empirical Realism

by Tyron Inbody

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the thought of Chicago Divinity School theologian Bernard Meland (1871-1993). Tyron Inbody places Meland's theology within the development of the liberal tradition. He argues that Meland was a precursor of liberal developments in epistemology -- especially in his view of how experience, language, and culture are related. Inbody explores the extent to which Meland was both representative and critical of process theology. He concludes with an assessment of Meland's contribution to postliberal theology. Inbody's work not only sheds light on the work of this important but neglected thinker, but is in its own right a contribution to empirical theology, theological epistemology, process theology, and the history of liberal theology in North America.

Faith and Thought

Faith and Thought
Journal of the Victoria Institute

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alternative to a Dead God

Alternative to a Dead God
A Book

by Florentino T. Timbreza

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encounter

Encounter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Religious Atheist?

A Religious Atheist?
Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering

by Raymond Pelly,Peter Alan Stuart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During his lifetime, internationally celebrated New Zealand thinker and author Lloyd Geering has published numerous thought-provoking books on the nature of religious belief -- and has also been tried for heresy (in 1967). This book critiques Geering's now well-known religious atheism in terms of its philosophical underpinnings. The authors look at the justifications of 'Geeringism', in particular his rejection of the cognitive content (and other aspects) of Christian belief, and illuminate not only the specifics of his approach to the age-old question 'How are we to live?', but also the wider set of ideas from which such issues have arisen.

God is Love

God is Love
A Study in the Theology of Karl Rahner

by Mark Lloyd Taylor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a critical appraisal of the theology of Karl Rahner with particular attention to the account of the phrase "God is love." Beginning with a review of Rahner's understanding of God and the problematic nature of God in contemporary theology, Mark Taylor uses process philosophy todefine God as "essentially love of others." This work represents both a contribution to the secondary literature on Rahner and a creative effort to discern divine reality from the perspective of Christian theology.

Introduction to the Study of Religion

Introduction to the Study of Religion
A Book

by Thomas William Hall,Ronald R. Cavanagh,Alan L. Berger

  • Publisher : Harpercollins College Division
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique text is a solid, comprehensive, flexible text/workbook for the introductory course. Growing out of an innovative religious studies program at Syracuse University, it is ideal for teachers who want to design their own individual courses and still have a basic text, adaptable to the rich variety in subject matter and method of instruction. Here are a variety of approaches, a broad range of topics, and different accents from different religious traditions. Chapters may be used in any order and the text is designed to be supplemented by outside readings, articles, notes, and films.

Probability and Theistic Explanation

Probability and Theistic Explanation
A Book

by Robert W. Prevost

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The past twenty years have seen a revival of interest in the epistemic of religious belief. Two philosophers who have led the way are Basil Mitchell and Richard Swinburne. Both believe that religious belief can be justified using inductive `best explanation' arguments. However, theirsimilarity ends there. Swinburne's approach is formal, utilizing the calculus of Bayes's Theorem in assessing the weight of the evidence; Mitchell's is informal due to his recognition of judgement as central to such assessment. This book is the first full-length comparison of these two styles ofjustifying religious belief.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
The humanities and social sciences. A

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009-07
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Truly a Person, Truly God

Truly a Person, Truly God
A Post-mythical View of Jesus

by Adrian Thatcher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Real Alternatives, Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Choice

Real Alternatives, Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Choice
A Book

by R.O. Savage

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1998-04-30
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780792350576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the `Preliminary Dissertation' of his Theodicy, Leibniz declares himself an apologist for the compatibilist doctrines of original sin, election and reprobation propounded by the theologians of the Augsburg Confession. According to those theologians, man's actions are determined but man retains the power to act otherwise and therefore is responsible for his actions. Savage argues that Leibniz, in formulating his apology, availed himself of both his doctrine of possible worlds and his finite-infinite analysis distinction (the latter being applied within the former). Savage challenges the dogma that Leibniz's metaphysical principles entail that individuals are powerless to act otherwise and that God cannot conceive of them acting otherwise. He argues that interpreters deduce the dogma from those principles with the aid of dubious extra-textual premises, for example, that a Leibnizian individual has only one complete concept or cannot be persons other than the person it actually is.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
LLBA.

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Framework for Faith

A Framework for Faith
Lundensian Theological Methodology in the Thought of Ragnar Bring

by Thor Hall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collegium Logicum

Collegium Logicum
Annals of the Kurt-Gödel-Society

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alternative Concepts for Underground Rapid Transit Systems

Alternative Concepts for Underground Rapid Transit Systems
Final Report, March 1977

by Bain Dayman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America: Asian traditions

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America: Asian traditions
A Book

by Eugene V. Gallagher,W. Michael Ashcraft

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 9780275987169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more