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God Of The Possible

Author : Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN : 158558150X
Genre : Religion
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Through an examination of relevant biblical passages, this theologian-pastor presents an alternative "open view" to the classical doctrine on God's foreknowledge of the future.

The Possible Journey

Author : Sylvester L Steffen
ISBN : 1452040826
Genre : Philosophy
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THE POSSIBLE JOURNEY is about war and peace, about disharmony and harmony, about hate and love, about what we choose and by which we customize habits. In the course of life, positives and negatives get folded together in consciousness. We can blindly go on and suffer the hurts of negative implications and impose them on others, or we can search them out and remove them from the menu of choices. Nature equips us to do this. We inherit an intuitional capacity for symbiotic accommodation but also a strong inclination toward hyped egoism. One is the way of love and harmony, the other is the way of discord and degradation. It’s not about God; it’s about us and our personal choices to become Godlike—or otherwise. Natural, self-reflective evolution (symbiosis), the option of love, is ours to choose. Intentional symbiosis is the way of Godhead Harmony, the Way of WORD-LIGHT-LOVE. The alternative is the way of waste, of personal and social degradation, the trinity of ignorance-arrogance-greed. Coming to the wisdom of faith/reason by way of trimorphic resonance is an adult, divine/human process of consciousness, something larger and beyond the pablum of institutional religion. Our choice is to continue on the way of repressive Dominion Theology, imperialism and violence, or to diverge and opt the way of Liberation Theology, love for one another, openness and intentional accommodation. THE POSSIBLE JOURNEY aspires to be a lifetime guide for growth into adult faith and fulfilled living. Let it be your guide to the harmonic Way of TRUTH-LIGHT-LOVE. Uncompromised Trust, fidelity to mutuality, is the best option for developing the possibilities of life. For the Love of God and for Peace on Earth choose intentional symbiosis, choose trust, choose life!

The Intrigue Of The Possible

Author : Robert A. Mayer
ISBN : 9781434308290
Genre : Philosophy
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What is really in the air around you and are you being watched when you think you are alone? An entire world of phenomenal creatures and unexplained mysterious phenomena exists in the space in front of you whether you are in your own backyard or in the comfort zone of your own home. With the discovery of the new 21st century science of Bioluminology, a new world of previously invisible biolumens, or living light creatures of the air, is being unveiled. What people once thought of as ghost orbs, spirits, angels, fairies, UFOs, aliens, miraculous apparitions, mysterious and unexplained lights, beings from other dimensions and possibly even the Holy Spirit of God turning up in their photos, are really these amazing and newly discovered beings. Over a million ghost photographers all over the world are getting these "ghosts" in their photos and a million ghost photographers can't all be wrong. Are biolumens intelligent? Absolutely. More than humans? It appears so. Can they tell the future and answer all questions? Yes. Could they lead us to the discovery of God? Most likely. If God can be seen or found anywhere, it will be with the new technology of Bioluminolgy more so than with any other science known to mankind. Bioluminology is the scientific gateway to a future of communing directly with non-human higher intelligence. It is the science of discovering and studying the unique world of brand new creatures that can only be classified in their own individual Kingdom, the Seventh Kingdom of living light beings who sail through the air as if the atmosphere were their ocean. It is the science of working with intelligent biolumens to gather valuable knowledge, wisdom and clues about our world and the universe that have never before been available until now. Join Bioluminology founder Christina Cave, the world's leading Bioluminologist and Queen of the Seventh Kingdom (due to an out of the ordinary encounter involving some of the births of the Seventh Kingdom creatures) - for the story behind the amazing discovery. Find out why, with Bioluminology - the world lottery drawings will no longer be safe from practicers of Bioluminology, why no criminal will ever be able to hide again and why no secret will ever be able to be kept secure in the new and exciting future of working with biolumens. Bioluminology is the 21st century science of the future with the potential to uncover the most mysterious truths and universal secrets that mankind has always been searching for.

A Passion For The Possible

Author : Brian Treanor
ISBN : 9780823232925
Genre : Philosophy
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Paul Ricoeur's entire philosophical project narrates a passion for the possibleexpressed in the hope that in spite of death, closure, and sedimentation, life is opened by superabundance, by how the world gives us much more than is possible. Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology is a phenomenology of human capacity, which gives onto the groundless ground of human being, namely, God. Thus the story of the capable man, beginning with original goodness held captive by a servile will and ending with the possibility of liberation and regeneration of the heart, underpins his passion for the more than possible. The essays in this volume trace the fluid movement between phenomenological and religious descriptions of the capable self that emerges across Ricoeur's oeuvre and establish points of connection for future developments that might draw inspiration from this body of thought.

A Philosophy Of The Possible

Author : Mikhail Epstein
ISBN : 9789004398344
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, Mikhail Epstein offers a systematic theory of modalities (possible, actual, necessary) and their impact on the philosophy and culture of modernity and postmodernity, focusing on the creative potentials of possibilistic thinking for the humanities.

Making God Possible

Author : Alan Billings
ISBN : 9780281065462
Genre : Religion
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What are clergy for? In this lively and provocative volume, Alan Billings argues that they serve the mission and ministry of the Church, which is to make God possible. In each new era, how to carry out this mission effectively will vary, as the Church seeks to respond to changes in society and culture, but it is likely to involve clergy in a refocusing of their ministry. Part 1 of Making God Possible looks at recent cultural shifts and the challenges they present to Christianity in the twenty-first century. Part 2 explores some of the models of ministry which have been found in the Church in the past and which continue to exercise an influence: classical (the parson); evangelical (the minister); catholic (the priest), and utility (the social activist and personal therapist). The author skilfully draws out those things of lasting importance and value in each model that might contribute towards the renewal of the ordained ministry today.

The Non Existence Of God

Author : Nicholas Everitt
ISBN : 0415301076
Genre : Philosophy
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Arguments for the existence of God have taken many different forms over the centuries: in The Non-Existence of God, Everitt considers all the arguments and examines the role that reason and knowledge play in the debate over God's existence.

William L Rowe On Philosophy Of Religion

Author : William L. Rowe
ISBN : 075465558X
Genre : Religion
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The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion. This diverse but representative selection of Rowe's writings will provide students, professional scholars as well as general readers with stimulating and accessible discussions on such topics as the philosophical theology of Paul Tillich, the problem of evil, divine freedom, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, life after death, and religious pluralism.

God And Nature

Author : G. K. Stout
ISBN : 9781107611672
Genre : Philosophy
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The second of two volumes based on the Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1919 and 1921. This 1931 text provides a philosophical discussion of the nature and limits of knowledge, examining the relationship between mind and the conception of a universal truth.

Can Miracles Be Proved Possible? Verbatim Report Of The Debate Between C Bradlaughw R Browne Etc

Author : Charles BRADLAUGH
ISBN : BL:A0022696672
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Four Views On Divine Providence

Author : William Lane Craig
ISBN : 9780310547952
Genre : Religion
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Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (predestination).But this book does not merely answer readers’ questions. Four Views on Divine Providence helps readers think theologically about all the issues involved in exploring this doctrine. The point-counterpoint format reveals the assumptions and considerations that drive equally learned and sincere theologians to sharp disagreement. It unearths the genuinely decisive issues beneath an often superficial debate. Volume contributors are Paul Helseth (God causes every creaturely event that occurs); William Lane Craig (through his “middle knowledge,” God controls the course of worldly affairs without predetermining any creatures’ free decisions); Ron Highfield (God controls creatures by liberating their decision-making); and Gregory Boyd (human decisions can be free only if God neither determines nor knows what they will be). Introductory and closing essays by Dennis Jowers give relevant background and guide readers toward their own informed beliefs about divine providence.

Love Of A God Of Love

Author : Hugo Strandberg
ISBN : 9781441189639
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Traditionally, religious belief has in the philosophy of religion been understood along more or less epistemological lines. Love of a God of Love develops another understanding of belief, where the moral concept of love is central. In this context, what is distinctive about the concept of love is that it is both the "what" and the "how" of belief: for the one who loves a God of love, the concept of love characterizes both the content side and the act side of the belief. In that respect, this understanding of religious belief makes it possible to avoid certain formalist difficulties, arising when the "what" and the "how" of belief are sharply distinguished.

Philosophical Papers And Letters

Author : G.W. Leibniz
ISBN : 9789401014267
Genre : History
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The selections contained in these volumes from the papers and letters of Leibniz are intended to serve the student in two ways: first, by providing a more adequate and balanced conception of the full range and penetration of Leibniz's creative intellectual powers; second, by inviting a fresher approach to his intellectual growth and a clearer perception of the internal strains in his thinking, through a chronological arrangement. Much confusion has arisen in the past through a neglect of the develop ment of Leibniz's ideas, and Couturat's impressive plea, in his edition of the Opuscu/es et fragments (p. xii), for such an arrangement is valid even for incomplete editions. The beginning student will do well, however, to read the maturer writings of Parts II, III, and IV first, leaving Part I, from a period too largely neglected by Leibniz criticism, for a later study of the still obscure sources and motives of his thought. The Introduction aims primarily to provide cultural orientation and an exposition of the structure and the underlying assumptions of the philosophical system rather than a critical evaluation. I hope that together with the notes and the Index, it will provide those aids to the understanding which the originality of Leibniz's scientific, ethical, and metaphysical efforts deserve.

The Nature Of God

Author : Gerard J. Hughes
ISBN : 0415109507
Genre : Religion
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In The Nature of God, Gerard Hughes takes five central attributes - Existence, Simplicity, Omniscience, Omnipotence and Goodness - which are central to the classical concept of God. Incorporating texts by Aquinas, Ockham, Molina, Descartes, Hume and Kant, he aims to give the reader first-hand acquaintance with these classical writers, and then to discuss their arguments in the light of contemporary debate. While the focus of The Nature of God is on the philosophy of religion, Hughes widens his scope to consider its implications in epistemology, metaphysics and moral philosophy. The issues he considers include necessity and possibility, the relation of logic to epistemology and the connections between causation and moral philosophy. This book will interest senior undergraduates with some grounding in philosophy as well as those working in the philosophy of religion. Hughes' non-technical approach will encourage and enable the reader to understand the arguments about the nature of God from both a classical and a contemporary perspective.

Time Will And Purpose

Author : Randall E. Auxier
ISBN : 9780812698534
Genre : Philosophy
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Josiah Royce (1855–1916) has had a major influence on American intellectual life — both popular movements and cutting-edge thought — but his name often went unmentioned while his ideas marched forward. The leading American proponent of absolute idealism, Royce has come back into fashion in recent years. With several important new books appearing, the formation of a Josiah Royce Society, and the re-organization of the Royce papers at Harvard, the time is ripe for Time, Will, and Purpose. Randall Auxier delves into the primary texts written by Royce to retrieve the most poignant ideas, the ideas we need most in the present day, while he also offers a new framework for understanding the development of Royce’s philosophy. Auxier responds to everything that has been written about Royce, both early and recent.

Our Knowledge Of God

Author : K.J. Clark
ISBN : 9789401125765
Genre : Philosophy
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Natural theology is the project of articulating, defending and CntlClzmg arguments for the existence and nature of God without the aid of special revelation. Philosophical theology, which employs the rational methods of natural theology, is not restricted to premises that are discernible through observation and reason; it may rightly employ premises that are knowable through special revelation. While the project of natural theology may be construed as an attempt to demonstrate God's existence, one cannot ignore the importance of using reason or experience to understand, determine or assess attributes. One will want to know at the conclusion of a proof in natural God's theology if one has proved the existence of God and not merely the prim urn mobilum, source of moral obligation or a committee of finite designers; while God may be the prime mover and designer of the cosmos, none of these attributes alone is sufficient for making a claim to divinity. It is, therefore, difficult to distinguish sharply the project of natural theology from philosophi cal theology. The project of classical natural theology has been the attempt to prove God's existence and nature with arguments that employ premises that all rational creatures are obliged to accept.

Perceiving God

Author : William P. Alston
ISBN : 9780801471247
Genre : Philosophy
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In this clear and provocative account of the epistemology of religious experience, William P. Alston argues that the perception of God—his term for direct experiential awareness of God—makes a major contribution to the grounds of religious belief. Surveying the variety of reported direct experiences of God, Alston demonstrates that a person can be justified in holding certain beliefs about God on the basis of mystical experience.

A Select Library Of The Nicene And Post Nicene Fathers Of The Christian Church St Augustin Homilies On The Gospel Of John Homilies On The First Epistle Of John Soliloquies

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Genre : Christian literature, Early
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Talking About God And Talking About Creation

Author : Rahim Acar
ISBN : 9789004144774
Genre : Social Science
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This study compares Avicenna's and Thomas Aquinas' conceptions of God, theological language, the nature of creative action and the beginning of the universe. It emphasizes the connection between their positions regarding theological language and their discussions of creation.

The God Who May Be

Author : Richard Kearney
ISBN : 0253214890
Genre : Religion
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"Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy. . . . and [he] joins hands with its fundamental project, asking the question 'what'or who'comes after the God of metaphysics?'" --John D. Caputo Engaging some of the most urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard Kearney proposes that instead of thinking of God as 'actual, ' God might best be thought of as the possibility of the impossible. By pulling away from biblical perceptions of God and breaking with dominant theological traditions, Kearney draws on the work of Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Heidegger, and others to provide a surprising and original answer to who or what God might be. For Kearney, the intersecting dimensions of impossibility propel religious experience and faith in new directions, notably toward views of God that are unforeseeable, unprogrammable, and uncertain. Important themes such as the phenomenology of the persona, the meaning of the unity of God, God and desire, notions of existence and différance, and faith in philosophy are taken up in this penetrating and original work. Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and University College, Dublin. He is author of many books on modern philosophy and culture, including Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers, The Wake of Imagination, and The Poetics of Modernity.

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