A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

This is often an integral and entire source for college kids and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of faith" is an essential resource for college kids and students. masking ancient and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it bargains an summary of the important subject matters that make philosophy of faith the transforming into, lively box that it really is this day. as well as the entries co-authored via Taliaferro and Marty, prime 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 incorporates a chronology, an in depth advent to fashionable philosophy of faith, and a bibliography. It covers international religions and assets from east and west. Entries were crafted for readability, succinctness, and engagement.

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A French philosophical theologian who (like Pascal) defended Jansenism. He was also an important critic of Descartes. He is the author of The Art of Thinking (with Pierre Nicole), which is also known as Port Royal Logic (1662), and Concerning True and False Ideas (1683). ancient philosophers of European philosophy and theology until the eighteenth century and perhaps even to the twentieth century. Aristotle was Plato’s student for nearly 20 years. Aristotle had a deep background in medicine and biology, and he devoted much of his work to a philosophy of the natural world.

Only if God becomes incarnate so that the perfect Jesus Christ, fully human and yet fully God, lives a perfect life and then assumes the punishment of sin can there be atonement. If God were simply to cancel the debt or punishment for sin without sacrifice, there would be no honoring of divine justice. Because of Jesus’ suffering and death, Jesus’ sacrifice is vicarious, taking the place of others. On this model, sometimes called the Anselmian or Juridical or Satisfaction theory, Jesus’ death is substitutionary.

A controversial topic relevant to philosophers of religion is whether or not the statement, “God is good,” is analytic. ANAXAGORAS (499–422 BCE). An ancient Greek philosopher and early proponent of viewing nature as evolving. He thought that small particles create the generation and destruction of gross, macro-bodies like animals and plants. His chief work is On Nature, which only survives in fragments. ANAXIMANDER (610–547 BCE). An ancient Greek philosopher who taught that the cosmos receives its definition and life from that which is boundless and indeterminate (the apeiron).

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