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The reality of time and the existence of God : the project of proving God's existence

Author: David Braine
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Basing his argument for the existence of God on the continuous nature of the temporal world, Braine here posits that the philosophy of religion cannot be continued as a separate discipline: the solution of its problems will be the fruit of the correct telesis of the problems of general philosophy in their complex interrelationships.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Braine
ISBN: 0198244592 9780198244592
OCLC Number: 16802444
Description: xvi, 383 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The strategy of my argument : its basic statement and background --
First investigation : the question of the reality of time --
Second investigation : explanation and causation --
Third investigation : existence in logical theory --
Fourth investigation : existence in metaphysics --
The lessons of history : the structure of causal argument to God's existence : the conceptions of primary and secondary causality --
The systematic epistemological queries --
The personhood of the first cause --
Aspects of God's power and personhood : the frontiers of metaphysics --
The inescapable conclusion : that one living God exists --
Postscript : the unity of philosophy and the impossibility of a non-philosophical theology.
Responsibility: David Braine.
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Nothing in the world has the power to make the world continue. Yet it is intrinsic to the temporal world that it does not exist merely instantaneously but does continue. On these premises the author  Read more...

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