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Faith and logic

Faith and logic

Oxford essays in philosophical theology.

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    ContributionsMitchell, Basil.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT40 .M5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 222 p.
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6218227M
    LC Control Number57001767
    OCLC/WorldCa2713294

    Leibniz insisted that one must respect the differences among the three distinct functions of reason: to comprehend, to prove, and to answer objections. Even in daily life everyone experiences that it is more difficult to stand directly before the person of distinction, directly before his royal majesty, than to move in the crowd; to stand alone and silent directly before the sharp expert is more difficult than to speak in a common harmony of equals-to say nothing of being alone directly before the Holy One and being silent. Not this book! Yet he urged that a believer is nonetheless always to seek knowledge and that religious beliefs have marked consequences for daily life.

    Nonetheless he did allow the concept of God as well as the ideas of immortality and the soul to become not a constitutive but a regulative ideal of reason. What is often missed is that Kierkegaard himself was an orthodox, Scandinavian Lutheran in conflict with the liberal theological establishment of his day. In The Bondage of the Will, he makes a strict separation between what man has dominion over his dealings with the lower creatures and what God has dominion over the affairs of His kingdom and thus of salvation. Certainly not I. The re-emergence in recent controversies of the plea that the authority of Scripture is to be confined to its expressed declarations, and that human logic is not to be trusted in divine things, is, therefore, a direct denial of a fundamental position of Reformed theology, explicitly affirmed in the Confession, as well as an abnegation of fundamental reason, which would not only render thinking in a system impossible, but would logically involve the denial of the authority of all doctrine of the Trinity, and would logically involve the denial of all doctrine whatsoever, since no single doctrine of whatever simplicity can be ascertained from Scripture except by the process of the understanding. Little room is left for faith.

    A miracle by definition is a transgression of a law of nature, and yet by their very nature these laws admit of no exceptions. Lecture 1 explains what faith is; Lecture 2 describes how mankind comes to know about God; Lectures 3 and 4 make clear the necessary and unchanging attributes of God; Lecture 5 deals with the nature of God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost; Lecture 6 proclaims that the willingness to sacrifice all earthly things is prerequisite to gaining faith unto salvation; Lecture 7 treats the fruits of faith—perspective, power, and eventually perfection. Faith is an intellectual act whose object is truth. This renders the belief in an important way immune from both critical rational scrutiny and the reach of arguments from analogy.


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Faith and logic book

Thus logic, history, and the natural sciences are extremely helpful in matters of interpreting ambiguous or unknown symbols in the Scriptures. Most of our reliable everyday beliefs are not subject to such strict standards. The theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas did Faith and logic book hold that faith is mere opinion: on the contrary, he held that it represents a mean understood in the Platonic sense between excessive reliance on science i.

But now, if they are only as reliable as this why are they treated as if they were infinitely more reliable-precisely because one wants to base on them the acceptance of a doctrine that is the condition for an eternal happiness, that is, to base an eternal happiness on them.

But since the circumstances are so radically changed, the clergy should themselves be able to perceive that if it was once their duty, when only a very few were Christians, to win men for Christianity, their present task must rather be to win men by deterring them-for their misfortune is that they are already Christians of a sort.

Second, one can hold that religious belief is irrational, thus not subject to rational evaluation at all. Marx followed after Hegel and Goethe but Tolstoy agreed more with Kierkegaard in his "view of life".

Such interpretations did not square with the new scientific views of the cosmos such as the claim that the universe is infinitely large. In fact, it may in fact be rational for a person who has not had experiences that compel belief to withhold belief in God.

Those who do otherwise commit profanity and blasphemy. That would have to mean that either his opponents are ALL ignorant laymen on the given topic which they aren'tor that his apologetics really are that strong.

This is why Scripture, rather than the law of contradiction, is selected as the axiomatic starting point of Christian epistemology. First, natural theology requires certain inferences from everyday experience.

Miller, a professor of biology at Brown University. Why, then, do I require something of him? In his Systematic Theology, he laid out a original method, called correlation, that explains the contents of the Christian faith through existential questions and theological answers in mutual interdependence.

God has also given man language that enables him to converse rationally with his Creator Exodus Well this book has been out for 17 years and includes all his major arguments for God and Christianity in detail.

Adam became a type of soul that is superior to that of non-rational animals 2 Peter ; Jude We argue to what is basic from below rather than from above. Every transition from the detail of an empirical induction to the ideality and universality of law, is a leap.

He is not in the mood, and he is not mood, but he has mood and has the mood within himself. It lies beyond proof or demonstration. Nietzsche claimed that religion breeds hostility to life, understood broadly as will to power. I am charging the individual in question with not willing to stop the infinity of reflection.

Different religious traditions make different religious claims, and Boghossian asserts that faith alone cannot resolve conflicts between these without evidence.

Such fallacious thinking does disservice to the Logos of God himself. Augustine Augustine emerged in the late fourth century as a rigorous defender of the Christian faith. P Alston and Nicholas Wolterstorff.

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His Romantic fideism would have a profound influence on Kierkegaard. Neither of these attains to the true individuality of human existence. A puzzling question naturally arises: why are two truths needed? Aristotle rejected the Form of the Good as unable to account for the variety of good things, appealing instead to the unmoved mover as an unchangeable cosmic entity.

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