Download e-book for iPad: A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion by Anthony C. Thiselton

By Anthony C. Thiselton

ISBN-10: 0801031206

ISBN-13: 9780801031205

With over 300 entries and subentries on every little thing from agnosticism to Zen philosophy, this authoritative encyclopedia from one of many world's most famous theologians explores all of the significant subject matters within the philosophy of faith. Entries determine key thinkers, phrases, arguments, and concepts. the quantity additionally incorporates a worthwhile chronology and an index of names. This encyclopedia used to be formed by means of years of pupil suggestions. Anthony This elton requested scholars what issues, thinkers, and difficulties in philosophy of faith they discovered so much stimulating and the place they wanted support, explanation, and clarification. The ensuing quantity can assist different scholars navigate their reviews with larger ease. it's also a convenient reference for these looking easy accessibility to details on a selected individual or idea.

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10: 20). ‘It is in the power of our will to enjoy or to be without . . , 12: 26). , II: 1: 3). Even divine foreknowledge does not constrain free will. , III: 4: 11). All of this underlines the goodness of God. God’s gifts are good, whether or not humankind chooses to misuse them. , II: 1: 3). selfhood, self-awareness: god and time in the confessions (398) This first-person narrative offers a retrospective interpretation of past moments and key issues from a theological perspective, in which God is addressed as Thou (see Buber).

In 1919 Barth published his groundbreaking Commentary on Romans. This emphasized the distance between humanity and the transcendence and grace of God. A second edition (1922) drew more explicitly on Kierkegaard. The only valid starting-point is revelation: ‘God is known through God and through God alone’ (Church Dogmatics, II: 1, sect. 27, Eng. 179). revelation, reason, ‘natural theology’ and divine transcendence ‘Objectivity’ in knowing God is determined by revelation in accordance with the nature of the ‘Object’ of knowledge.

Also in this late period Augustine produced his classic City of God (twentytwo books, 413–26), which addressed pagan interpretations of the fall of Rome to Alaric the Goth in 410. His philosophical theology can be seen in De Trinitate (On the Trinity, fifteen books, 400–16). Other works include numerous biblical commentaries and doctrinal treatises as well as letters and dialogues. earlier writings: reason, truth and knowledge of god in the soliloquies (386–7) The Soliloquies reveal an indebtedness to an earlier reading of Cicero’s (lost) Hortensius for kindling Augustine’s early interest in philosophy (consolidated in Confessions III: 4 and 7) as a search for wisdom, or ‘blessedness’.

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