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The plurality of religions

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The previous chapters have shown that “minimally personalistic theism” (MPT) is a consistent position; indeed, MPT may be rationally superior to its competitors. But such a view is too “thin” to ... More


Revelation and the Religions

Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland

in A Trinitarian Theology of Religions: An Evangelical Proposal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199751839
eISBN:
9780199376605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751839.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Only God knows God fully, and human beings can know God only to the degree that God reveals himself to them. This chapter takes up the question of what that means, especially the question of whether ... More


Horrors: To What End?

Marilyn McCord Adams

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/9780198722250.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

John Bishop and Ken Perszyk argue that horrors disprove the existence of personal omni-God, where the essential perfect goodness of personal omni-God is understood to be perfectly loving ... More


Secular Judaism

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the notion of a secular Judaism, in which some of the religious practices such as bar mitzvah and circumcision were still maintained, and even occasional visits to the ... More


Recovering Selfless Love: Final Evaluations

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 8 provides brief summaries of the way in which Tillich and Murdoch integrate Sartre’s insights into the absence of a stable and autonomous self with a Christian emphasis on love’s primary ... More


Early Years

Arthur Kirsch

in Auden and Christianity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108149
eISBN:
9780300128659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108149.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on what Auden referred to as a “rather shy-making” autobiographical essay about his Christian faith written in 1956. Auden observed that “the Christian doctrine of a personal God ... More


Conclusion

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter defends the theological position of liberal super-naturalism. It shows why there is still reason to believe in a personal God and in “Torah from Heaven,” provided that the latter ... More


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