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The Christian idea of God : a philosophical foundation for faith

Author: Keith Ward
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Cambridge studies in religion, philosophy, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, eminent theologian Keith Ward takes a fresh look at the ancient philosophy of Idealism, connects it with findings in modern science, and shows that a combination of good science, good philosophy, and a passion for truth and goodness, can underpin religious faith. Going back to first principles, he argues for the Idealist view that all knowledge begins with experience. Critically examining the idealism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ward, Keith.
Christian Idea of God.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Ward
ISBN: 9781108297431 1108297439
OCLC Number: 1004618429
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Introduction; Part I. The Nature of Mind: 1. What personal idealism is; 2. Beginning from experience; 3. The unitary self; 4. The self as agent; 5. Inferential and interpretative hypotheses; 6. The objectivity of value; 7. Personal knowledge; Part II. External Mind: 8. The idea of ultimate mind; 9. The supreme informational principle; 10. Explaining the Universe; 11. Creation and evolution; 12. Is nature sacred? 13. Eternal mind; 14. Freedom and necessity; Part III. Supreme Good: 15. Morality and creativity; 16. Philokalia; 17. The world to come; 18. Moral demand and human fulfilment; 19. Judgment and compassion; 20. Kenosis and Theosis; 21. Divine causality; 22. Reason and revelation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in religion, philosophy, and society.
Responsibility: Keith Ward.

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This book takes a fresh look at the ancient philosophy of Idealism, connects it with findings in modern science, and shows that a combination of good science, good philosophy, and a passion for truth  Read more...

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'Ward does not shrink from the big issues, and his engagement with the problem of suffering is especially challenging.' Church Times 'The Christian Idea of God, by preeminent theologian and Kant Read more...

 
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