Metaphysics and the Idea of God

Metaphysics and the Idea of God
Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg
Publsiher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Idea of God Book Excerpt:

Guthrie's work on the Pastoral Epistles is part of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular series designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means without depending unduly on scholarly technicalities.

Alternative Concepts of God

Alternative Concepts of God
Author: Andrei Buckareff,Yujin Nagasawa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 0191075590
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Concepts of God Book Excerpt:

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.

God in an Open Universe

God in an Open Universe
Author: William Hasker,Thomas Jay Oord,Dean Zimmerman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 1630877832
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in an Open Universe Book Excerpt:

Since its inception, the discussion surrounding Open Theism has been dominated by polemics. On crucial philosophical issues, Openness proponents have largely been devoted to explicating the underlying framework and logical arguments supporting their perspective against competing theological and philosophical perspectives. As a result, very little constructive work has been done on the interconnections between Open Theism and the natural sciences. Given the central place of sciences in today's world, any perspective that hopes to have a broad impact must necessarily address such disciplines in a sustained and constructive manner. To date such engagements from the Openness perspective have been rare. God in an Open Universe addresses this deficiency. This book demonstrates that Open Theism makes a distinctive and highly fruitful contribution to the conversation and constructive work occurring between philosophy, theology, and the sciences. The various essays explore subjects ranging from physics to prayer, from special relativity to divine providence, from metaphysics to evolution, and from space-time to God. All who work at the intersection of theology and the sciences will benefit greatly from these essays that break new ground in this important conversation.

Physics Metaphysics and God

Physics  Metaphysics  and God
Author: Jack W. Geis
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2010-07
ISBN: 1452046603
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics Metaphysics and God Book Excerpt:

"At long last, a promising dialogue between science and medicine has begun. A focal point of this discussion is healing and how it happens. Jack W. Geis shows how modern physics and spirituality are centrally involved in this debate. No one who is interested in the current interface between science, spirituality and medicine can afford to neglect his ideas."-Larry Dossey, MD, Author: Healing Beyond the Body, and Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine "This book introduces some of the most perplexing and exciting aspects of the revolution going on in physics today as it continues toward an increasingly metaphysical basis for defining reality. This exciting scientific revolution should be shared by everyone and the issues taken up in this book form a basis for that participation. That the math is not in the chalk is becoming increasingly evident, as well as the question as to which is more substantial."-Dr. Laurance R. Doyle, Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute

Metaphysics

Metaphysics
Author: William Hasker
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN: 0830889973
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

Helping readers create a consistently Christian worldview, William Hasker addresses key questions of metaphysics and discusses possible answers. In the Contours of Christian Philosophy series.

Hegel s Metaphysics of God

Hegel s Metaphysics of God
Author: Patricia Marie Calton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hegel s Metaphysics of God Book Excerpt:

Hegel's Metaphysics of God presents Hegel's response to Kant's claim that metaphysics in general and, in particular, knowledge of God, is beyond the grasp of human knowledge. Calton argues that Hegel uses his version of the ontological proof not only to establish the existence of God, but also to develop a Trinitarian divine ontology. This book details the development of Hegel's argument for a Trinitarian metaphysics of God and establishes that the structure of Hegel's ontological proof encompasses Hegel's entire philosophical system, from the concept of God, to God's self-expression in finitude, and, finally, to the recognition on the part of human consciousness that humans are an integral part of God's being.

Groundless Gods

Groundless Gods
Author: Eric E Hall,Hartmut von Sass
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-12-25
ISBN: 0227903838
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundless Gods Book Excerpt:

'Groundless Gods: The Theological Prospects of Post-Metaphysical Thought' deals with possible interpretations of an emerging interest in contemporary theology: postmetaphysical theology. This book attempts to openly come to grips, not only with whatmetaphysics and postmetaphysics imply, but also with what it could mean to do or not do theology from the standpoint of the nonmetaphysician. The book asks, for instance, whether this world has any singular definition, and whether God is some being standing apart from the world or an experience within the world.

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God
Author: William Hasker
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 0199681511
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God Book Excerpt:

William Hasker reviews the evidence concerning fourth-century pro-Nicene trinitarianism in the light of recent developments in the scholarship on this period, arguing for particular interpretations of crucial concepts. He then reviews and criticises recent work on the issue of the divine three-in-oneness, including systematic theologians such as Barth, Rahner, Moltmann, and Zizioulas, and analytic philosophers of religion such as Leftow, van Inwagen, Craig, and Swinburne.

The Medieval Heritage in Early Modern Metaphysics and Modal Theory 1400 1700

The Medieval Heritage in Early Modern Metaphysics and Modal Theory  1400   1700
Author: R.L. Friedman,L.O. Nielsen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 9401701792
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medieval Heritage in Early Modern Metaphysics and Modal Theory 1400 1700 Book Excerpt:

This volume explores key aspects of the transmission of learning and the transformation of thought from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. The topics dealt with include metaphysics as a science, the rise of probabilistic modality, freedom of the human will, as well as the role and validity of logical reasoning in speculative theology. The volume will be of interest to scholars who work on medieval and early modern philosophy, theology, and intellectual history.

God after Metaphysics

God after Metaphysics
Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007-05-23
ISBN: 0253116945
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God after Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

While philosophy believes it is impossible to have an experience of God without the senses, theology claims that such an experience is possible, though potentially idolatrous. In this engagingly creative book, John Panteleimon Manoussakis ends the impasse by proposing an aesthetic allowing for a sensuous experience of God that is not subordinated to imposed categories or concepts. Manoussakis draws upon the theological traditions of the Eastern Church, including patristic and liturgical resources, to build a theological aesthetic founded on the inverted gaze of icons, the augmented language of hymns, and the reciprocity of touch. Manoussakis explores how a relational interpretation of being develops a fuller and more meaningful view of the phenomenology of religious experience beyond metaphysics and onto-theology.

The God of Metaphysics

The God of Metaphysics
Author: T. L. S. Sprigge
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2006-04-20
ISBN: 0191536164
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God of Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

Can philosophy offer reasonable grounds for the existence of a God (or Absolute) possessing genuine (even if not orthodox) religious significance and not proposed simply as the solution to a purely intellectual philosophical problem? Certainly many contemporary thinkers have insisted that no genuine religion could be based upon metaphysics. In this book, however, T. L. S. Sprigge examines sympathetically the most notable metaphysical systems of the last four centuries which purport to put religion on a rational footing and, after a thorough examination of their claims, considers what kind of religious outlook they might support and (more briefly) how they actually affected the lives of their proponents. The thinkers studied include Spinoza, Hegel, T. H. Green, Bernard Bosanquet (together with a brief discussion of Bradley), Josiah Royce, A. N. Whitehead, and Charles Hartshorne, concluding with an exposition of the author's own viewpoint (pantheistic absolute idealism) and a general discussion on the relation between metaphysics and religion. There is also a chapter on Kierkegaard as the most important critic of metaphysical religion.

Logic God and Metaphysics

Logic  God and Metaphysics
Author: James Franklin Harris
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401126704
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logic God and Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

The papers in this volume are in honor of Bowman L. Clarke. Bowman Clarke earned degrees from Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, including the PhD in philosophy from Emory in 1961. He spent most of his academic career, a total of twenty-nine years, as a member of the Philosophy Department of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, from which he retired in 1990. He also served as Head of the Department for several years. He has held many positions of distinction in professional societies, including President of the Georgia Philosophical Society, President of the Society for the Philosophy of Religion, and President of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. He also served as Editor-in Chief of the International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion from 1975-1989. Professor Clarke is the author of Language and Natural Theology (The Hague: Mouton and Co. , 1966) as well as numerous articles in professional journals. He has made major contributions in the areas of the philosophy of religion, the study of the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and the development of the calculus of individuals. ix J. F. Harris (ed. ), Logic, God and Metaphysics, ix. © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Introduction The title for this volume, Logic, God, and Metaphysics, was chosen very carefully and deliberately. The papers in this volume are directed at the issues and problems which lie in the domain of the juncture of these three different areas of philosophical inquiry.

Introduction to Metaphysics

Introduction to Metaphysics
Author: Jean Grondin
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0231148453
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

This history of metaphysics respects both the analytic and Continental schools while also transcending the theoretical limitations of each. The book provides an overview restoring the value of metaphysics to contemporary audiences.

William Ockham on Metaphysics

William Ockham on Metaphysics
Author: Jenny Pelletier
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN: 9004230157
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Ockham on Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

In William Ockham on Metaphysics, Jenny E. Pelletier gives an account of Ockham's concept of metaphysics as the science of being and God as it emerges sporadically throughout his philosophical and theological work.

Metaphysics and the Existence of God

Metaphysics and the Existence of God
Author: Thomas C. O'Brien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dieu - Existence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaphysics and the Existence of God Book Excerpt:

On Metaphysical Necessity

On Metaphysical Necessity
Author: Franklin I. Gamwell
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2020-08-01
ISBN: 1438479328
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Metaphysical Necessity Book Excerpt:

Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory. In this collection of essays, Franklin I. Gamwell offers a defense of transcendental metaphysics, especially in its neoclassical form, and builds a case for its importance as a tool for addressing abiding problems in philosophical theology and morality—including talk about God, human fault, moral decision, and the relationship of politics and religious freedom. In Part I, Gamwell argues against Kant and a wide range of contemporary philosophers, for the validity of transcendental metaphysics designated in the strict sense. He engages with Aquinas, Schleiermacher, Augustine, and Reinhold Niebuhr to argue that neoclassical metaphysics, for which the divine whole is itself temporal or forever self-surpassing, provides a more coherent account of God than does classical metaphysics, for which the divine whole is completely eternal. In Part II, Gamwell looks at transcendental metaphysics designated in the broad sense. In particular, he takes up the moral opportunity with which humans are presented, and argues that the moral law depends on a comprehensive good, that is, a good defined metaphysically in the strict sense. He then offers an extended discussion of the relation between transcendental metaphysics and morality, and explores Ronald Dworkin’s view of the relationship between democracy and religion, the question of whether religious activities are properly exempted from generally applicable laws, and the constitutional debate about national and states’ rights. Franklin I. Gamwell is Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics, Theology, and Philosophy of Religion at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His many books include Religion among We the People: Conversations on Democracy and the Divine Good; Existence and the Good: Metaphysical Necessity in Morals and Politics; and The Meaning of Religious Freedom: Modern Politics and the Democratic Resolution, all published by SUNY Press.

Groundwork for a New Kind of African Metaphysics

Groundwork for a New Kind of African Metaphysics
Author: Aribiah David Attoe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2022-01-05
ISBN: 3030911098
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwork for a New Kind of African Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

It is not far-fetched to say that much of what is termed “African metaphysics” remains a traditional affair, without the sort of critical analysis that sheds away the burden of myths and ethnocentric rigidity. African ideas about the nature of being, God, causality, death, etc., have largely remained the same and unchallenged, mainly due to the hesitancy of some African scholars to question these suppositions or build beyond them. In this book, Aribiah David Attoe presents a unified African metaphysics that first interrogates important notions held by many traditional African thinkers, and then builds upon them to propose a largely materialistic account of African metaphysics. The book re-imagines and reconstructs the idea of God, being, causality and death in African metaphysics, tackling some of the problems associated with these concepts in African thought. It also opens up new vistas of thought, while engaging and encouraging African metaphysicians to explore a previously ignored perspective.

Myth and Metaphysics

Myth and Metaphysics
Author: W.A. Luijpen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401013578
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

This book is an attempt to interpret man's religious existence, an inter pretation for which some of the groundwork was laid by the author's book PHENOMENOLOGY AND ATHEISM (Duquesne University Press, 2nd impression, 1965). That work explored the "denial" of God by the leading atheists and came to terms with the most typical forms assumed by their "denials". Nevertheless, I am not an adherent of atheism. The reason why it is possible to agree with many "atheists" without becoming one of them is that man can misunderstand his own religiousness or lapse into an inauthentic form of being a believer. What many "atheists" unmask is one or the other form of pseudo-religiousness which should be unmasked. On the other hand, I have also constantly refused to identify religiousness with such inauthentic forms and to define it in terms of those forms - just as I refuse to identify the appendix with appendicitis, the heart with an infarct, the psyche as a disturbance, and marriage as a fight. The book offered here has been written since the rise of the radical "God is dead" theology. This "theology" without God has often been presented as the only form of theological thought still suitable for "modern man". As the reader will notice, I reject the brash facility with which some "modern men" measure the relevance of "anything" by its "modernity".

Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation

Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation
Author: Gaven Kerr
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190941308
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation Book Excerpt:

In this book, Gaven Kerr expands on the brief treatment of creation offered in his 2015 volume, Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia. Aquinas does not offer one cohesive treatment on the issue of creation; Kerr synthesizes discussions from across his works in order to present a unified Thomistic metaphysics of creation. Kerr argues that Aquinas's metaphysics of creation, wherein God is conceived as the absolute source of all that exists, is the backbone of his philosophical theology. Throughout his writings, the framework of the absolute dependence of creatures on God and of the independence of God as existence itself is ever present. Without understanding this aspect of Aquinas's philosophical thought, Kerr suggests, it is impossible to understand his philosophy of God. When it comes to metaphysics, Thomas is committed to thinking through the issues involved therein on the basis of natural reason. Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation demonstrates Aquinas's belief that we must arrive at an affirmation of the existence of God on the basis of a wider metaphysical view as to the constitution of reality, a view that does not presuppose divine truths but can indeed establish them.

Theology without Metaphysics

Theology without Metaphysics
Author: Kevin W. Hector
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1139503286
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology without Metaphysics Book Excerpt:

One of the central arguments of post-metaphysical theology is that language is inherently 'metaphysical' and consequently that it shoehorns objects into predetermined categories. Because God is beyond such categories, it follows that language cannot apply to God. Drawing on recent work in theology and philosophy of language, Kevin Hector develops an alternative account of language and its relation to God, demonstrating that one need not choose between fitting God into a metaphysical framework, on the one hand, and keeping God at a distance from language, on the other. Hector thus elaborates a 'therapeutic' response to metaphysics: given the extent to which metaphysical presuppositions about language have become embedded in common sense, he argues that metaphysics can be fully overcome only by defending an alternative account of language and its application to God, so as to strip such presuppositions of their apparent self-evidence and release us from their grip.