Knowledge of God

Knowledge of God

That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives.

Author: Alvin Plantinga

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444301311

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Is belief in God epistemically justified? That's the question at the heart of this volume in the Great Debates in Philosophy series, with Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each addressing this fundamental question with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series
Categories: Philosophy

Prayer and the Knowledge of God

Prayer and the Knowledge of God

Graeme Goldsworthy explores the reality of God, the ministry of Jesus Christ, and our experience of being his redeemed people as the grounds for prayer, which he defines as "talking to God."

Author: Graeme Goldsworthy

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830853663

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Graeme Goldsworthy explores the reality of God, the ministry of Jesus Christ, and our experience of being his redeemed people as the grounds for prayer, which he defines as "talking to God."
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The Knowledge of God in Calvin s Theology

The Knowledge of God in Calvin s Theology

"Eerdmans' third edition of Dowey's The Knowledge of God in Calvin's Theology is both a welcomed and noteworthy publishing event, welcomed because its publication makes available for a new generation Dowey's substantive analysis of Calvin's ...

Author: Edward A. Dowey

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015034865124

Category: Religion

Page: 283

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"Eerdmans' third edition of Dowey's The Knowledge of God in Calvin's Theology is both a welcomed and noteworthy publishing event, welcomed because its publication makes available for a new generation Dowey's substantive analysis of Calvin's thought and noteworthy because its author's breadth of scholarship, then and now, endows the work, with its expanded appendices, with a lively, penetrat-ing, and judicious perspective from which to assess Calvin's theological genius. With incisive clarity, Dowey both explains and criticizes Calvin's principle of the duplex cognitio domini, illuminating how the Reformer's concept of the knowledge of God the Creator and the knowledge of God the Redeemer controls and contributes to the whole of Calvin's thought. Although first published over forty years ago, Dowey's comprehensive study still remains the best on the subject." - Theology Today
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The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

In keeping with the conviction that theology is the application of God's word to our lives in all situations, Frame combines trenchant analysis with practical insight and counsel for living in the knowledge of God.

Author: John M. Frame

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 0875522629

Category: Religion

Page: 437

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Frame explores our relationship with God as a knowing relationship. He writes, "We tend to forget how often in Scripture God performs His mighty acts so that men will 'know' that He is Lord." He thus examines our knowledge of God as it relates to our knowledge of ourselves and of the world in which we live. Reflecting his conviction that theology is the application of Scripture to life in all situations, Frame combines trenchant analysis of theological, apologetical, and epistemological issues with refreshingly practical insights for living in the knowledge of God. -- Publisher's description.
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Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism

Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism

This volume, the ninth on Islamic material to be published in the Classics of Western Spirituality series, brings to light a highly significant but little known area of Islamic spirituality.

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809105365

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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This volume, the ninth on Islamic material to be published in the Classics of Western Spirituality series, brings to light a highly significant but little known area of Islamic spirituality. Editor John Renard has assembled here a volume of texts, most translated here for the first time, culled from the great Sufi manuals of spirituality, on the theme of the complex and multi-faceted role of knowledge in relation to the spiritual life. He presents excerpts on knowledge from the works of nine major Muslim teachers, most translated from Arabic, but also including important texts from Persian originals. The Introduction offers a survey of the development of Sufi modes of knowing through the thirteenth century in their broader context, and then focuses on the manuals or compendia of Sufi spirituality treated here. Historical notes provide brief identifications of many of the individual sources and personalities mentioned throughout the treatises.
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Known by Nature

Known by Nature

An inclusive and spiritual reading of Aquinas and Catholic teaching, this concise book opens the doors to greater dialogue between Christians and non-Christians and demonstrates that Aquinas’ teachings can play an important role in ...

Author: Anna Bonta Moreland

Publisher:

ISBN: 0824524810

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Entering the controversial debate of who can truly know God, this religious commentary attempts to discredit both the claim that Christians are the only ones who can be close to God and the theory that the great Catholic thinker Thomas Aquinas was in support of this claim. Instead, this analysis posits that, according to Aquinas as well as to mainstream Catholicism throughout the centuries, all people have some access to and knowledge of God, regardless of their religion. An inclusive and spiritual reading of Aquinas and Catholic teaching, this concise book opens the doors to greater dialogue between Christians and non-Christians and demonstrates that Aquinas’ teachings can play an important role in interreligious relations today.
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Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God

Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God

Beeley presents a study of Gregory's doctrine of the Trinity in the full range of his theological and practical vision of the Christian life.

Author: Christopher A. Beeley

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195313970

Category: Music

Page: 396

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Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390 C.E.) has had an immeasurable influence on the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. Along with his homiletical, ecclesiastical, and literary achievements, Gregory's doctrine of the Trinity became the definitive expression of the orthodox faith in GreekChristian tradition, which caused him to be the only person other than John the Evangelist to be granted the title of "Theologian" by an ecumenical church council. As a testimony to Gregory's importance, he is the most cited author after the Bible in Byzantine Christian literature. Christopher Beeley's groundbreaking study-the first comprehensive treatment in modern scholarship-examines Gregory's doctrine of the Trinity in the full range of his theological and practical vision. Following an overview of Gregory's life and major theological works, Beeley examines Gregory'steaching on a vast range of subjects: the purification and illumination of the theologian; the human limitations and the divine possibilities of the knowledge of God; the unique identity of Christ; Gregory's dynamic understanding of "divinization"; and the distinctive place of the Holy Spirit inChristian theology. Beeley's expansive discussion culminates in Gregory's understanding of the Trinity as a whole, which proves to be the fundamental principle of all Christian doctrine and practice. Finally, Beeley identifies the Trinitarian shape and purpose of pastoral ministry, of which Gregoryis also the seminal theorist in Christian tradition. Beeley offers new insights in several key areas, including the reinterpretation of the famous Theological Orations and Christological epistles within the larger framework of Gregory's corpus. Long eclipsed in twentieth-century scholarship, Gregory's doctrine is now brought into full view as themajor Greek witness to the Trinity as the governing principle and the main interpretive framework of the Christian life.
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Our Knowledge of God

Our Knowledge of God

Hence basic knowledge is not tied to the senses. This is important because it
provides a precedent for the sensus divinitatus, namely the capacity to know God
which either all humans have or which is perhaps restricted to those few to whom
 ...

Author: K.J. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401125765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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Natural theology is the project of articulating, defending and CntlClzmg arguments for the existence and nature of God without the aid of special revelation. Philosophical theology, which employs the rational methods of natural theology, is not restricted to premises that are discernible through observation and reason; it may rightly employ premises that are knowable through special revelation. While the project of natural theology may be construed as an attempt to demonstrate God's existence, one cannot ignore the importance of using reason or experience to understand, determine or assess attributes. One will want to know at the conclusion of a proof in natural God's theology if one has proved the existence of God and not merely the prim urn mobilum, source of moral obligation or a committee of finite designers; while God may be the prime mover and designer of the cosmos, none of these attributes alone is sufficient for making a claim to divinity. It is, therefore, difficult to distinguish sharply the project of natural theology from philosophi cal theology. The project of classical natural theology has been the attempt to prove God's existence and nature with arguments that employ premises that all rational creatures are obliged to accept.
Categories: Philosophy

Our Natural Knowledge of God

Our Natural Knowledge of God

The alternative to understanding God's mystery in the contrast between God in
his revelation to us and God's direct knowledge of himself , would be to compare
that revelation with our own natural knowledge of God . The context for the ...

Author: Ned Wisnefske

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004433723

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Natural theology, the claim that we come to know God through the natural world, has persisted in the common understanding in spite of the fact that modern philosophy - and even theology - rejected it. The author argues that the reason for this is that natural theology was taken to rest on abstract proof or subtle religious feelings, when actually it stems from more ordinary experiences and practices common in our natural life. He shows that even Kant and Barth, the leading philosophical and theological opponents to natural theology, opened the door for a more pragmatic appraisal of natural theology in their late work. The author then shows how the common conviction that our natural life testifies to the reality of God arises inevitably and for good reason from natural practices, propensities, and the dispositions stemming from them. The pragmatic natural theology which results is one neither Kant nor Barth need object to, for it neither illegitimately extends our scientific knowledge of nature nor presumptuously legitimates christian theology.
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Summa Theologiae Volume 4 Knowledge in God

Summa Theologiae  Volume 4  Knowledge in God

reply: God's knowledge is the cause of things. For God's knowledge stands to all
created things as the artist's to his products. But the artist's knowledge is the
cause of his products, because he works through his intellect; and so the form in
his ...

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521029120

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.
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A Treatise of the Knowledge of God

A Treatise of the Knowledge of God

KNOWLEDGE. OF. GOD. Among all the visible works of God, man has the
precedency. In man, that part is of greatest excellence which is called the soul.
For a body is common to us and beasts, but a soul with angels. Now, seeing
there are ...

Author: Peter Du Moulin

Publisher: Puritan Publications

ISBN: 9781938721908

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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In this exceptionable and scholarly work that is written with a practical flair, Du Moulin covers the manner in which men come to a knowledge of God through special revelation. The doctrine of knowing God is the foundation of Christian theology and the prerequisite of all true faith. Du Moulin covers human reason, the image of God in man, the Essence of who God is and how to define him, the Need for a special revelation of God’s Word to us and how true knowledge is attained through scripture. He demonstrates that the knowing God through the Word of God is a study in God’s personal communications through the prophets and apostles, and set down for all-time in the written Word. While this work gives us information about knowledge concerning God and Christ with clarity and grace, it does much more: it aids us in actually knowing him, in building our relationship with him, and helps draw us closer to him in love and worship. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.
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Peace in the Knowledge of God

Peace in the Knowledge of God

Dost thou feel that some great and wonderful thing must be done to bring us to
God , and to bring God to us ? ... You are limited - limited in knowledge to such
and such things , very many remaining unknown ; limited in power to such and
such ...

Author: Peace

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018921902

Category:

Page: 12

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One God One Word

One God One Word

This Book shares the true Knowledge of God.

Author: Clarence G. Wilson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412024891

Category: Bibles

Page: 456

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This Book shares the true Knowledge of God. It gives the facts of Creation, beginning with the revealing of God Himself, through the revealing of the spirit beings, to the creation of man. It reveals the true methods of worshiping God in this life, as well as revealing the coming judgments of God on the heavens and on the earth, and it reveals the details of the Hereafter, including Heaven and hell. The oneness of God and the oneness of religion among all people is stressed to the believers of God, just as He revealed it to His servants throughout the ages. The defects of Christianity are revealed, as well as the errors concerning the crucifixion, the resurrection, and the Passion of the Christ. The details of God's Truth as It exists in Judaism, in Hinduism, in Buddhism, and in Islam are also revealed. Most of the Knowledge in this Book comes from Jesus himself, as this Book contains more of Jesus' spoken words than any other documentary on Jesus. The Bible contains only a fraction of Jesus' Message. The rest of the Knowledge in this Book was revealed to the prophets of God, as documented in the Word of God, and this is the prophesized Book that must be opened in the End Times, for the saving of mankind (Isa. 30:8,52:7, Dan. 12:4,9, Hab. 2:14, Rev. 10:10,11). This Book is prepared as a Warning to unbelievers and as a Guide to those desiring Eternal Life.
Categories: Bibles

The Knowledge of the Holy

The Knowledge of the Holy

A survey of the divine attributes, viewing them from an evangelical perspective on a majestic God and relating them to contemporary life

Author: A. W. Tozer

Publisher: Christian Large Print

ISBN: 0802727077

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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A survey of the divine attributes, viewing them from an evangelical perspective on a majestic God and relating them to contemporary life
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Reason and Faith at Early Princeton Piety and the Knowledge of God

Reason and Faith at Early Princeton  Piety and the Knowledge of God

It tells the origins of Princeton University and Seminary in order to help in our
understanding of American education, American religion, and the knowledge of
God and good and evil. At Princeton thistook the formof training pious
ministerswho ...

Author: O. Anderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137443298

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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Teaching piety and the highest good have been goals from the beginning of the Academy. Princeton University and Theological Seminary had their start in these same ideas. This book explores the concepts of reason and faith at early Princeton by looking at how this institution was shaped by a pursuit of piety and the knowledge of God.
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An Attempt to Shew that the Knowledge of God Has in All Ages Been Derived from Revelation Or Tradition Not from Nature

An Attempt to Shew that the Knowledge of God  Has  in All Ages  Been Derived from Revelation Or Tradition  Not from Nature

Because that which may be known of God is ma“ nifest in them ; for God hath
shewed it unto them ; for “ the invisible things of him , from the creation of the «
world , are clearly feen , being understood by the things " that are made , even his
 ...

Author: James Paton

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10397591

Category: God

Page: 131

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Categories: God

Knowledge of God and the Development of Early Kabbalah

Knowledge of God and the Development of Early Kabbalah

In Knowledge of God and the Development of Early Kabbalah, Jonathan Dauber offers a fresh consideration of the emergence of Kabbalah against the backdrop of a re-evaluation of the relationship between Kabbalistic and philosophic discourse.

Author: Jonathan Dauber

Publisher:

ISBN: 6613863726

Category: Cabala

Page: 275

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In Knowledge of God and the Development of Early Kabbalah, Jonathan Dauber offers a fresh consideration of the emergence of Kabbalah against the backdrop of a re-evaluation of the relationship between Kabbalistic and philosophic discourse.
Categories: Cabala

God Time and Knowledge

God  Time  and Knowledge

"This outstanding book . . . is a genuinely pivotal contribution to the lively current debate over divine foreknowledge and human freedom. . . . Hasker's book has three commendable features worthy of immediate note.

Author: William Hasker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801485452

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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"This outstanding book . . . is a genuinely pivotal contribution to the lively current debate over divine foreknowledge and human freedom. . . . Hasker's book has three commendable features worthy of immediate note. First, it contains a carefully crafted overview of the recent literature on foreknowledge and freedom and so can serve as an excellent introduction to that literature. Second, it is tightly reasoned and brimming with brisk arguments, many of them highly original. Third, it correctly situates the philosophical dispute over foreknowledge and freedom within its proper theological context and in so doing highlights the intimate connection between the doctrines of divine omniscience and divine providence."—Faith and Philosophy"[God, Time, and Knowledge] is an elegantly written, forcefully argued challenge to traditional views, and a major contribution to the discussion of divine foreknowledge."—Philosophical Review"This is a very competent, thorough analysis of the conflict between free will and divine foreknowledge (or, on some acounts, timeless divine knowledge of our future). It is exceptionally clear."—Theological Book Review
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