Whose God Which Tradition

But this is precisely the kind of situation facing anyone trying to communicate about God or about the gods of different religious traditions or even in conversations with atheists.

Author: D.Z. Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351873016

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Philosophy of Religion is marked by controversy over which philosophical accounts do justice to core religious beliefs. Many Wittgenstinian philosophers are accused by analytic philosophers of religion of distorting these beliefs. In Whose God? Which Tradition?, the accusers stand accused of the same by leading philosophers in the Thomist and Reformed traditions. Their criticisms alert us to the dangers of uncritical acceptance of dominant philosophical traditions, and to the need to do justice to the conceptual uniqueness of the reality of God. The dissenting voices breathe new life into the central issues concerning the nature of belief in God.

Meeting of Religions and the Trinity

1 Modernity's Hidden God within Christian and Jewish Pluralism WHOSE " GOD , " WHICH TRADITION ? In this chapter I want to analyze two influential " pluralist " Christian theologians who suggest overlapping strategies for engaging with ...

Author: Gavin D'Costa

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567087300

Category: Religion

Page: 459

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One of the most discussed topics of our time is Christianity's relation to other religions. In this important new book, one of Britain's leading contemporary theologians develops a sharp and penetrating critique of the pluralist position. In the tradition of Alasdair MacIntyre and John Milbank, D'Costa shows that too often it masks a secularizing agenda, traceable to the worst apects of Enlightenment modernity. Even by its own criteria, pluralism does not succeed. D'Costa demonstrates this by exploring the 'meeting of the religions' in its leading exponents from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. He discovers the influence of Western modernist thought or else a veiled exclusivism not only in Hick, Knitter, Cohn-Sherbok and Panikkar, but even in Radhakrishnan and the Dalai Lama. He then goes on to establish an alternative Trinitarian approach to interreligious prayer and tolerance, drawing on recent discussions of other religions as 'vehicles of salvation'. The final section of the book represents the first major systematic theological study of interfaith prayer.

Taking God Seriously

whose. god? which. tradition? As I have noted, we can distinguish between classical theism and theistic personalism. And you will by now have realized which of these theistic traditions I favor. My main worry with theistic personalism ...

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108853129

Category: Religion


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Is debate on issues related to faith and reason still possible when dialogue between believers and non-believers has collapsed? Taking God Seriously not only proves that it is possible, but also demonstrates that such dialogue produces fruitful results. Here, Brian Davies, a Dominican priest and leading scholar of Thomas Aquinas, and Michael Ruse, a philosopher of science and well-known non-believer, offer an extended discussion on the nature and plausibility of belief in God and Christianity. They explore key topics in the study of religion, notably the nature of faith, the place of reason in discussions about religion, proofs for the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the problem of multiple competing religious systems, as well as the core concepts of Christian belief including the Trinity and the justification of morality. Written in a jargon-free manner, avoiding the extremes of evangelical literalism and New Atheism prejudice, Taking God Seriously does not compromise integrity or shy from discussing important or difficult issues.

Jesus in Latin America

Whether we take the exodus traditions, with their God who hears the cry of the oppressed and strikes a covenant with ... with their God who seeks to establish right and justice; or the apocalyptic traditions, whose God seeks to renew ...

Author: Jon Sobrino

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592449794

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Jon Sobrino's qualifications as a theologian and the importance of his theological work are universally acknowledged, but the orthodoxy of his work and the orthopraxis of the activity it sets in motion are controversial. Sobrino responds to critics in this collection of articles on the theme of Jesus of Nazareth and his relevance to Christian life and faith in Latin America. The christology Sobrino argues for affirms belief in the divinity of Jesus and the centrality of Jesus' relationship with the poor and oppressed. It is, as Juan Alfaro says in the Foreword, a christology springing from Christian faith as lived in the historical situation of the Latin American people.

Generation Y Spirituality and Social Change

identify as being part of a specific tradition, but they're not usually stuck in that tradition. Others might want to argue about whose God is the real God. For younger people, many of us, it's very clear we see God as present in all of ...

Author: Justine Afra Huxley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506168

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Young people are doing faith differently. They are redefining community, ministry and ritual for a new era. In the face of planetary crisis, the next generation no longer see faith as a private matter, instead they are integrating it with activism and the need for systemic change. Influenced by the wealth of different teachings and traditions available around them, their identities are increasingly multifaceted and emphatically global. This collection of stories and interviews with young adults and their allies explores this new landscape, reflecting both the energy and inspiration of the next generation and the tremendous challenges they face. It points towards an exciting evolution in the way we are relating to the sacred.

Ethics of Belief Essays in Tribute to D Z Phillips

International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 60, 99–116. Min, A. K. (2007). Speaking of the unspeakable God: The dilemmas of the Christian discourse about God. In D. Z. Phillips (Ed.), Whose God? Which tradition? London: Ashgate.

Author: Eugene Thomas Long

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402083777

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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Eugene Thomas Long Originally published in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Volume 63, Nos 1–3. DOI: 10. 1007/s11153-007-9155-4 © Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2007 This volume is presented as a tribute to the life and work of D. Z. Phillips. Six of the articles were originally presented at the annual conference on the philosophy of religion organized by Phillips and held at Claremont Graduate University, February 9–10, 2007. Unfortunately, Phillipsdidnotlivetoparticipateintheconferenceitself. HediedunexpectedlyJuly25,2006 in the library of his beloved University of Wales, Swansea. Previously published volumes of essays,basedonconferencesorganizedbyPhillipsinClaremont,includedachapterentitled, “Voices in Discussion,” in which Phillips provided his own reactions to the discussions wr- ten almost immediately after the conference. Sadly, this volume appears without the addition of his voice. Born in Morriston, near Swansea, Phillips was a Welsh speaker, a strong supporter of Welsh speaking schools and the author of many works in philosophy and literature in Welsh and English. Known widely as the leading representative of the movement in the philo- phy of religion called Wittgensteinianism, Phillips spent much of his effort challenging the tendency of philosophers to elevate one kind of discourse to the point where it becomes the norm by which other forms of discourse are to be judged.

The Religious Imagination of American Women

particularly in those traditions whose God-language was once dependent upon supernatural understandings of the divine. The rest of this chapter is devoted to explorations of some of the insights women in different traditions are ...

Author: Mary Farrell Bednarowski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025321338X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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"Explores five ideas that animate the theological imagination of women in religious communities throughout America: ambivalence toward tradition; the immanence, or indwelling, of the divine; the sacredness of the ordinary and the ordinariness of the sacred; the vision of the universe as a web of relationships; and healing as a central function of religion"--back cover.

We Become What we Worship

Paul likewise testifies to such idolatrous dietary traditions in Philippians 3: “Beware of the dogs, ... 2) and then he calls them “enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly and whose glory is in ...

Author: G K BEALE

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 1789740002

Category: Religion


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The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that we take on the characteristics of what we worship. Employing Isaiah 6 as his interpretive lens, Beale demonstrates that this understanding of idolatry permeates the whole canon, from Genesis to Revelation. Beale concludes with an application of the biblical notion of idolatry to the challenges of contemporary life.

Divine Agency and Divine Action Volume I

by Thomas Reid within a confessional Christian tradition where it was lodged within the arena of pneumatology. ... 3 This charge has been pressed with some vigor by Paul Helm in “Anthropomorphism Protestant Style” in Whose God?

Author: William J. Abraham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192517759

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume I lays the groundwork for a constructive contribution to the contemporary debate regarding divine action. Noted scholar, William J. Abraham argues that the concept of divine action is not a closed concept-like knowledge-but an open concept with a variety of context-dependent meanings. The volume charts the history of debate about divine action among key Anglophone philosophers of religion, and observes that they were largely committed to this erroneous understanding of divine action as a closed concept. After developing an argument that divine action should be understood as an open, fluid concept, Abraham engages the work of William Alston, Process metaphysics, quantum physics, analytic Thomist philosophy of religion, and the theology of Kathryn Tanner. Abraham argues that divine action as an open concept must be shaped by distinctly theological considerations, and thus all future work on divine action among philosophers of religion must change to accord with this vision. Only deep engagement with the Christian theological tradition will remedy the problems ailing contemporary discourse on divine action.

Taking Rational Trouble Over the Mysteries

446 On the other hand Marx, for whom all religious traditions are false, simply throws the baby out with the bathwater. ... Bloch posits a theocratic orthodoxy; a Priestly tradition allied to the ruling classes whose God is the Creator ...

Author: Nicola Hoggard Creegan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898059

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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How can one believe in an age of doubt? How can we name the mystery of God in human words? Does nature speak of the glory of God? Does science undermine faith? Is the problem of evil unanswerable? In this volume scientists, theologians, philosophers, as well as a historian and social scientist, take seriously the challenge of knowing and speaking about God in an age of doubt and challenge. All New Zealand writers, the authors reflect a variety of styles, inputs, and assumptions from "down under." Some look to answer new atheists directly, others point out links between belief and unbelief in any age. There are essays that show us new ways of reading old texts. Scientists reflect on nature, its signs, and its obscurity. We are confronted also with the mixed picture of belief and unbelief that the last few hundred years reveals to us. Most of these essays have come out of seminars and conferences put on by TANSA (Theology and the Natural Sciences in Aotearoa), a forum for discussion and interpretation amongst scientists and theologians in New Zealand.