By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty
This can be an fundamental and accomplished source for college students and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of Religion" is an critical resource for college kids and students. masking ancient and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it bargains an outline of the important issues that make philosophy of faith the growing to be, lively box that it really is this present day. as well as the entries co-authored by means of Taliaferro and Marty, top students in philosophy of faith have contributed to the Dictionary, together with Brian Davies, Pamela Sue Anderson, Paul Draper, Jerry partitions, Paul Griffiths, Douglas Hedley, Dale Jacquette, and Victoria Harrison. The Dictionary features a chronology, an in depth creation to trendy philosophy of faith, and a bibliography. It covers international religions and resources from east and west. Entries were crafted for readability, succinctness, and engagement.
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Muslims believe that the Qur’an itself was revealed to Muhammad by the angel Jibril (Gabriel). The existence of angels has been advanced on the basis of scriptural authority, experiential testimony (ostensibly credible narratives of the appearance of angels), and an appeal to the principle of plenitude. According to the latter, God is essentially good and of limitless power. The principle of plenitude is that the very nature of goodness is self-diffusive (its character is generative and productive rather than insular) and variety is itself good (bonum variationis).
Resemble adoptionism; Christ is human and divine insofar as Christ functions as God in the world, revealing to all followers God the Father. On this view, Jesus’ human person and life is adopted by God to represent or embody the Father’s love and character in creation. ADVAITA VEDANTA. ” Shankara (c. 788–c. 820 CE) was its leading proponent. Hinduism includes substantial teachings and philosophy other than Advaita, but the Advaita tradition has received the most philosophical attention in the West.
ANSELM OF CANTERBURY, St. (1033– 1109). He is most famous for his ontological argument for the existence of God based on the idea that God is that than which nothing greater can be thought or conceived (aliquid quo nihil maius cogitari potest). ” Anselm articulated and defended a view of the atonement in which human sin creates a debt to God that cannot be repaid except through the incarnation and vicarious suffering of the perfect God-Man, Jesus Christ. As both God and man, Jesus is able to offer to God (the Father) a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of the world.
A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty