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Clement's Concept of God (I): The Apophatic Essence of the Father

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

It is central to Clement’s concept of God that God cannot be expressed by man since he is above both human speech and human thought, is ineffable, and transcendent. Clement applies different ... More


Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Apophatic theology claims that God is unknowable, and this book investigates the earliest stages of Christian apophaticism. It focuses on the writings of Clement of Alexandria (around AD 200): his ... More


Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Mark R. Wynn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book considers some of the ways in which particular places can acquire special religious significance, as sites for prayer or other kinds of devotional activity, and how knowledge of place ... More


The Supra‐individuality of God and Place

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter and the next explore the relationship between the concepts of God and of place. This enquiry is designed to provide a theoretical basis for the thought that knowledge of God will be ... More


The Grounding of Human Agency and Identity in God and Place

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter carries forward the discussion of Chapter 3 by considering the idea that both places and God exercise a narratively mediated agency, and both are implied in any existentially dense ... More


The Recognitive Personhood of Absolute Spirit

Robert R. Williams

in Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795223
eISBN:
9780191836527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795223.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the 1824 Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel’s discussion of the ontological proof leads directly into the metaphysical concept of God and his account of Christianity reconstructed from ... More


Concluding Remarks

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The conclusion draws together the results and discusses certain relevant topics on the background of what is achieved in the book. There are sections on the likeness and difference between the ... More


The Scandal of Particularity

Michael C. Rea

in The Hiddenness of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198826019
eISBN:
9780191865015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826019.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is concerned with the question (central to the hiddenness problem) of how people who lack the theistic concept of God, or who are unable to attend to that concept because of trauma or ... More


Theology without Idolatry or Violence

Michael C. Rea

in Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866800
eISBN:
9780191898969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866800.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In Theology without Metaphysics, Kevin Hector offers a broadly Wittgensteinian theory about the nature and deployment of human concepts and predicates with the goal of showing how both can be applied ... More


Using Comparative Insights in Developing Kalām: A Personal Reflection on Being Trained in Comparative Theology

Muna Tatari

in How to Do Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278404
eISBN:
9780823280513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278404.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Muna Tatari presents her personal and autobiographical encounter with comparative theology. We learn that at the beginning of her work in comparative theology, she came to realize that not only did ... More


Maximal God and the Modal Ontological Argument

Yujin Nagasawa

in Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198758686
eISBN:
9780191818608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758686.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a novel defence of the modal ontological argument for perfect being theism, which purports to derive the actuality of the existence of God from its possibility. The main focus is ... More


A Religion of Reason

Frederick C. Beiser

in Hermann Cohen: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828167
eISBN:
9780191866838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828167.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is an examination of Cohen’s main work on the philosophy of religion, his Religion der Vernunft aus den Quellen des Judentums. Cohen’s religion of reason was an attempt to respond to two ... More


Faith and Reason

Desmond M. Clarke

in French Philosophy, 1572–1675

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749578
eISBN:
9780191813962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749578.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The alleged certainty of biblical texts was based on belief in their divine source; that belief in turn depended on historical data, the veracity of witnesses, and the interpretation of texts. The ... More


Maximal God and Arguments Against Perfect Being Theism II

Yujin Nagasawa

in Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198758686
eISBN:
9780191818608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758686.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the maximal God approach to arguments against perfect being theism by addressing existing and potential objections. It categorizes the objections into four types and provides a ... More


Concepts of God and Problems of Evil

John Bishop and Ken Perszyk

in Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198722250
eISBN:
9780191789090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the various problems of evil that attend different conceptions of God. It motivates an alternative ‘euteleological’ conception of divinity by focusing on the difficulties for ... More


Permissible Tinkering with The Concept of God

Jeff Speaks

in The Greatest Possible Being

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Often the claim that God is the greatest possible being is claimed to capture the concept of God. This view can come to the aid of the theist in responding to arguments against the existence of God. ... More


Divine Action beyond the Personal OmniGod

John Bishop and Ken Perszyk

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 5

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704768
eISBN:
9780191774300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704768.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the concept of God and undertakes a comparison of standard ‘personal-omniGod-theism’ (belief in God as a supernatural personal agent who is all-powerful, all-knowing and ... More


Conceptual, Historical, and Cognitive Roots of Perfect Being Theism

Yujin Nagasawa

in Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198758686
eISBN:
9780191818608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758686.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a precise definition of perfect being theism and compares it with alternatives such as atheism, polytheism, pantheism, and panentheism. The chapter then considers the historical ... More


Maximal God and Arguments Against Perfect Being Theism I

Yujin Nagasawa

in Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198758686
eISBN:
9780191818608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758686.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers existing arguments against perfect being theism, classifying them into three types: (i) arguments that purport to show the internal incoherence of God’s individual properties, ... More


Beyond Perfect Being Theology

Jeff Speaks

in The Greatest Possible Being

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Following seven chapters of negativity, this chapter sketches some positive answers to the questions which perfect being theology has been used, unsuccessfully in the author’s view, to answer. It ... More


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