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

By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

ISBN-10: 1441111972

ISBN-13: 9781441111975

This can be an vital and finished source for college kids and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of Religion" is an essential resource for college kids and students. protecting ancient and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it bargains an outline of the important topics that make philosophy of faith the transforming into, full of life box that it truly is this 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 contains a chronology, an intensive creation to fashionable 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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Abelard is best known for his metaphysics, ethics, and understanding of atonement. In metaphysics, he adopted a form of conceptualism, a position midway between Platonism and nominalism. In ethics, he greatly stressed the role of intentions and desires. He thereby put stress on the moral relevance of our interior life. If Abelard is correct, then an ethic that focuses exclusively on external action is inadequate. In theology, he is attributed with what is sometimes called a subjective ABDUCTION.

Al-Farabi gave a central place to logic in his work and developed a robust concept of the proper role of humans: to live cooperatively in community, cultivating a life of knowing. His chief works include On the Principles of the Views of the Inhabitants of the Excellent State or The Ideal City, Commentary on Aristotle, Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, Short Commentary on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics, and The Fusul al-Madani, Aphorisms of Statesman of al-Farabi. ” claims that no one knows whether or not God exists.

And the fourth was the elaboration of an understanding of what it means to call God triune, which remains largely determinative for the Christian West to this day. Augustine’s key works include The Confessions (397–401), On Christian Doctrine (396–426), The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope and Love (421–424), On the Trinity (400–416), and The City of God (413–426). Christians believe the Godhead consists of three persons. AUGUSTINE, St. (354–430 CE). Augustine Aurelius Augustinus, more familiarly known as Augustine and dignified by the Catholic Church with the twin titles of “saint” and “doctor of the Church,” was born in 354 CE in North Africa, and died there in 430 as Bishop of Hippo Regius, a small Roman town in what is now Algeria.

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