The Concept of God

The Concept of God

This work explores philosophical theology, focusing on classical and contemporary discussions of the divine attributes, and is a supplemental text for courses in theology proper, theism, philosophy of religion, and apologetics.

Author: Ronald H. Nash

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310451419

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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This book brings together for the general reader the intense and wide-ranging discussions now taking place among philosophers on the attributes of God. Because of its clear explanations, numerous examples, brevity, and breadth, "The Concept of God" can be an important supplemental text to theology classes and philosophy or religion classes. *Lightning Print On Demand Title
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The Bearing of the Evolutionary Theory on the Conception of God

The Bearing of the Evolutionary Theory on the Conception of God

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Author: Ukichi Kawaguchi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1104480026

Category: History

Page: 116

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The Conception of God in the Later Royce

The Conception of God in the Later Royce

Dr. Jarvis kindly invited me to undertake this Foreword.

Author: E.A. Jarvis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401016599

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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Dr. Jarvis kindly invited me to undertake this Foreword. According to his suggestion, I here intend to complement his work by creating a context for it. To do so, prior notice of a common misrepresentation of Royce and of his contemporary relevance seems needed, before briefly sketching his biography and interest in religion. Finally, to orient the reader to the present study, I will point out Royce's main works and the spirit of the man. In the year 2150 A. D. , what will people be saying about Harvard? If the reported prediction of a self -effacing William James comes true, the common answer will be, "Harvard? Oh, that's the place where Royce taught. " And yet, now that almost a century has passed since Royce began teaching at Harvard, most Americans do not recognize the name "Josiah Royce. " Of those who do, few know him as a significant American philosopher of community. And of these few, far fewer recall either that religious problems first drove Royce to philosophy or that he said such problems "of all human interests, deserve our best efforts and our utmost loyalty. " 1 Little wonder, then, that when Americans survey our "classic" philosophers-Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Whitehead-few of them respond to Royce as the most explicitly and persistently religious philosopher of them all. Fortunately, however, popularity contests do not accurately weigh the merit of a philosopher.
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The Conception of God Vol 1

The Conception of God  Vol  1

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Josiah Royce

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 133040470X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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Excerpt from The Conception of God, Vol. 1: A Philosophical Discussion Concerning the Nature of the Divine Idea as a Demonstrable Reality The interest of the discussion at length unavoidably concentrates about the question of Freedom, and this turn in the pressure of the contest is what gives the debate its significance for the world of philosophy and of religion. One cannot but feel that this significance is marked, and for reasons that will in the sequel appear. On the initial question: Is the fundamental belief of religion valid, - is a Personal God a reality? all the participants in the discussion are to be understood as distinctly intending to maintain the affirmative. But as soon as this question is deliberately apprehended, it becomes evident that no settlement of it can be reached until one decides what the word "God" veritably means, and also what "reality" or "existence" can rationally mean. Here, accordingly, the divergence among the participants begins. Very largely agreeing in an idealistic interpretation of what must constitute Reality if the word is to have any explicable meaning, they nevertheless soon ex pose a profound difference as to what Idealism re quires when one comes to the question of the reality of spiritual beings, - above all, of a being deserving to be called divine. Thence follows, of course, a like deep difference as to the nature and the conception of God himself. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Ngaju Religion

Ngaju Religion

The present book is Scharer's only major work to have been published, and for Scharer himself it was, in a way, an experiment.

Author: Hans Schärer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401193467

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Hans Scharer was born at Wadenswil (near Zurich), Switzerland, in 1904. After his school years, he was trained for (Protestant) mis sionary work at the Missionshaus in BiHe. For seven years, 1932-1939, he lived among the Ngaju in southern Borneo; first with the Ngaju speaking people of the Katingan river area, later, for a shorter period. with those living along the Barito. He was granted European leave in 1939, and spent the years 1939-1944 studying Ethnology (as it then was called) under Professor J.P.B. de Josselin de Jong at Leiden University. He went home to Switzerland in 1944, but returned to Leiden in 1946 to complete his studies and defend his Ph. D. thesis on Die Gottesidee der N gadju Dajak in Sud-Borneo. It is this thesis which. published by E.J. Brill, Leiden, in 1946, is now being re-issued in English translation. Soon after, he left once more for the Ngaju territory, as Praeses of the Baseler Mission in south Borneo. He died there suddenly on December 10th, 1947, of blood-poisoning. These few biographical data are not merely of some slight historical interest: they help us to understand the man and his work. The present book is Scharer's only major work to have been published, and for Scharer himself it was, in a way, an experiment.
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The Conception of God

The Conception of God

Author: Josiah Royce

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314510797

Category:

Page: 402

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The Bearing of the Evolutionary Theory on the Conception of God A Study in Contemporary Interpretations of God in Terms of the Doctrine of Evolution

The Bearing of the Evolutionary Theory on the Conception of God A Study in Contemporary Interpretations of God in Terms of the Doctrine of Evolution

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Ukichi Kawaguchi

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330050975

Category: Philosophy

Page: 115

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Excerpt from The Bearing of the Evolutionary Theory on the Conception of God A Study in Contemporary Interpretations of God in Terms of the Doctrine of Evolution: A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate Divinity School in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, (Department of Scientific Theology) The one far-reaching contribution of the nineteenth century is the empirically formulated concept of organic evolution. The object of this investigation is to ascertain the bearing of the evolutionary theory on the conception of God as it is worked out in typical recent philosophies of religion. The method and scope of the study are as follows. In the introduction, we shall briefly consider certain typical a priori theories of evolution, showing reasons for not including these in our inquiry. In the first part of our main study, we shall survey the problems due to the attempt to bring the evolutionary theory into relation with the traditional conception of God, indicating the content and meaning of the inductive evolutionary theory and the essentials in the traditional conception of God. We shall attempt, in the second part, which forms the main body of our work, to make a critical examination of the solutions to these problems given by typical recent philosophies of religion, namely, Royce's absolute idealism, Eucken's philosophy of life, Bowne's personal idealism, and James's pragmatism. In our discussion of these religious philosophers, our treatment of them will be limited by the subject of our study. Hence reference will be made only to those of their works which are more or less directly related to our subject-matter. In the third and the last part, we shall make a summary statement of the results and the implications of our discussion, with particular reference to the solutions examined in the second part. In this concluding part, we shall not endeavor to make an exhaustive treatment of the implications of our inquiry. We shall simply attempt to set forth the general bearing of the evolutionary theory on certain elemental problems connected with the doctrine of God. In the preparation of this thesis, the writer wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to those writers who are concerned with present theologico-scientific problems. This indebtedness is indicated by the references made to their works in the following study. But he is under a special obligation to his teacher. Professor Gerald Birney Smith, of the University of Chicago, for his valuable criticisms and suggestions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Conception of God

The Conception of God

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Josiah Royce

Publisher:

ISBN: 0259485179

Category: Philosophy

Page: 94

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Excerpt from The Conception of God: An Address Before the UnionAnd now, ladies and gentlemen, it is my fortunate privilege to present to you our chief speaker for this meeting, who has come so far to tell us his answers to these questions. He deserves our best attention, on every ground. I present him to you all, members of the Union and friends from the general public, as a writer of deserved mark on Religious Philosophy, whose words in this matter have won attention from the best qualified minds in all parts of the culti vated world.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Peirce s Conception of God

Peirce s Conception of God

"10 September 1984." Bibliography: p. 95-96.

Author: Donna M. Orange

Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Inst for Studies in

ISBN: UOM:39015012207166

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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"10 September 1984." Bibliography: p. 95-96.
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Relationality and the Concept of God

Relationality and the Concept of God

In this book the author investigates the questions of whether one can conceive of God apart from the metaphysical attributes and whether reflection on the biblical depiction of God leads necessarily to a relational concept of God.

Author: Henry Jansen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051838123

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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Classical theism, the dominant tradition in Christian theology, has stressed the metaphysical concept of God, i.e., God's ontological transcendence and independence from the world. In this century, however, this concept of God has increasingly met with criticism. On the basis of the Bible and new philosophical considerations, it is argued that a relational concept of God better answers the fundamental concerns of the Christian faith. In this book the author investigates the questions of whether one can conceive of God apart from the metaphysical attributes and whether reflection on the biblical depiction of God leads necessarily to a relational concept of God. The author explores the questions by examining the relational concepts of God found in two contemporary German theologians, Jurgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg, and uses the divine attribute of immutability as a focus for the discussion. He argues that the relational concept of God presupposes another metaphysical conception of God, which raises problems as serious as those in classical theism, and that the Bible itself, because of its nature as a narrative text, is ambiguous in many respects as far as God is concerned. A truly Christian doctrine of God must take both the metaphysical and relational aspects of God into account."
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