A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

This can be an vital and entire source for college students and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of faith" is an crucial resource for college kids and students. protecting old and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it deals an outline of the important topics that make philosophy of faith the growing to be, energetic box that it really is this day. as well as the entries co-authored through Taliaferro and Marty, top students in philosophy of faith have contributed to the Dictionary, together with Brian Davies, Pamela Sue Anderson, Paul Draper, Jerry partitions, Paul Griffiths, Douglas Hedley, Dale Jacquette, and Victoria Harrison. The Dictionary features a chronology, an intensive creation to trendy philosophy of faith, and a bibliography. It covers global religions and resources from east and west. Entries were crafted for readability, succinctness, and engagement.

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See MAX WEBER. ALLAH. ” See also ISLAM. ALLEGORY. An allegory is an extended metaphor. An allegorical reading of scripture was promoted by the Alexandrian ALEXANDER, SAMUEL (1859–1938). Alexander advanced a naturalist, 10 AMOUR DE SOI and remained in the position until his death. He is considered to be one of the four original “doctors of the church” along with Augustine, Jerome, and Gregory the Great. Ambrose was an accomplished orator and his sermons profoundly influenced the young Augustine, whom he baptized in 387.

While little fleas have lesser fleas, And so on ad infinitum. God is described as pure act: an eternal, immutable, supremely excellent being. God has no unrealized potentiality. Other forms of theism that see God as temporal and subject to change allow for divine potentiality. Some attention is given to potentiality and actuality in the moral debate over abortion. Some philosophers contend that at early stages of fetal development there is a potential but not actual person. ADIAPHORON. ” That which is morally indifferent, neither morally required nor prohibited, or, more specifically, that which is not explicitly required for the maintenance of orthodox faith but arguably could be permissible.

It is commonly believed that fallen angels, including ANALYTIC STATEMENTS. ” The universal consistency of an analytic statement is most often due to its definitional nature, that is, it does not add anything new but rather describes the subject involved. A controversial topic relevant to philosophers of religion is whether or not the statement, “God is good,” is analytic. ANAXAGORAS (499–422 BCE). An ancient Greek philosopher and early proponent of viewing nature as evolving. He thought that small particles create the generation and destruction of gross, macro-bodies like animals and plants.

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