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The Coherence Of Theism

Author : Richard Swinburne
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The Coherence of Theism investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. Richard Swinburne concludes that despite philosophical objections, most traditional claims about God are coherent (that is, do not involve contradictions); and although some of the most important claims are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in analogical senses, this is the way in which theologians have usually claimed that they are being used. When the first edition of this book was published in 1977, it was the first book in the new 'analytic' tradition of philosophy of religion to discuss these issues. Since that time there have been very many books and discussions devoted to them, and this new, substantially rewritten, second edition takes account of these discussions and of new developments in philosophy generally over the past 40 years. These discussions have concerned how to analyse the claim that God is 'omnipotent', whether God can foreknow human free actions, whether God is everlasting or timeless, and what it is for God to be a 'necessary being'. On all these issues this new edition has new things to say.

Divine Foreknowledge And Human Freedom

Author : William Lane Craig
ISBN : 9004092501
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The ancient problem of fatalism, more particularly theological fatalism, has resurfaced with surprising vigour in the second half of the twentieth century. Two questions predominate in the debate: (1) Is divine foreknowledge compatible with human freedom and (2) How can God foreknow future free acts? Having surveyed the historical background of this debate in "The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge" and "Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez" (Brill: 1988), William Lane Craig now attempts to address these issues critically. His wide-ranging discussion brings together a thought- provoking array of related topics such as logical fatalism, multivalent logic, backward causation, precognition, time travel, counterfactual logic, temporal necessity, Newcomb's Problem, middle knowledge, and relativity theory. The present work serves both as a useful survey of the extensive literature on theological fatalism and related fields and as a stimulating assessment of the possibility of divine foreknowledge of future free acts.

Theism And Explanation

Author : Gregory W. Dawes
ISBN : 9781135841348
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In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available, she will assume that one exists. Is this merely a sign of atheistic prejudice, as some critics suggest? Or are there good reasons to exclude from science explanations that invoke a supernatural agent? On the one hand, Dawes concedes the bare possibility that talk of divine action could constitute a potential explanation of some state of affairs, while noting that the conditions under which this would be true are unlikely ever to be fulfilled. On the other hand, he argues that a proposed explanation of this kind would rate poorly, when measured against our usual standards of explanatory virtue.

Das Verh Ltnis Der Allmacht Gottes Zum Kontradiktionsprinzip Nach Wilhelm Von Ockham

Author : Hubert Schröcker
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Das Denken des englischen Theologen und Philosophen Wilhelm von Ockham (ca. 1285-1347) wird herkömmlicherweise als ein Denken der uneingeschränkten Allmacht Gottes dargestellt. Die Lehre von der Allmacht Gottes bedeutet nach Ockham wie auch nach den meisten mittelalterlichen und neuzeitlichen Theologen und Philosophen allerdings nicht, daß Gottes Macht schlechthin grenzenlos wäre. Sie besagt nur, daß Gott all das tun kann, was keinen logischen Widerspruch enthält. Die Grenze der göttlichen Allmacht - und nach Ockham ist es ihre einzige Grenze - bildet also das Kontradiktionsprinzip. Diese Grenze hebt die Allmacht nicht auf, weil sie sie nicht real einschränkt, sondern sie schafft im Gegenteil die Voraussetzung, um die Allmacht überhaupt sinnvoll denken zu können.

Glaube Und Vernunft

Author : Richard Swinburne
ISBN : 3429031753
Genre : Faith and reason
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Gibt Es Einen Gott

Author : Richard Swinburne
ISBN : 3937202919
Genre : God (Christianity)
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Proceedings And Addresses Of The American Philosophical Association

Author : American Philosophical Association
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Philosophical Inquiry

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Studi Internazionali Di Filosofia

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Does God Exist

Author : Terry L. Miethe
ISBN : 0060655798
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Theologian Terry Miethe and philosophical athiest Antony Flew dispute the most basic of questions--does God exist? This lively and enlightening debate covers every possible angle of this universal question.

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