The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology (Oxford - download pdf or read online

By Thomas P. Flint,Michael Rea

ISBN-10: 0199289204

ISBN-13: 9780199289202

ISBN-10: 0199596530

ISBN-13: 9780199596539

Philosophical theology is aimed essentially at theoretical realizing of the character and attributes of God and of God's courting to the area and its population. throughout the 20th century, a lot of the philosophical neighborhood (both within the Anglo-American analytic culture and in Continental circles) had grave doubts approximately our skill to realize this sort of knowing. in recent times the analytic culture specifically has moved past the biases that placed
obstacles within the means of the pursuing questions positioned at the interface of philosophy and faith. the outcome has been a rebirth of great, widely-discussed paintings in philosophical theology.

The Oxford guide of Philosophical Theology makes an attempt either to familiarize readers with the instructions during which this scholarship has long gone and to pursue the dialogue into hitherto under-examined components. Written by means of a few of the best students within the box, the essays within the guide are grouped in 5 sections. within the first ("Theological Prolegomena"), articles concentrate on the authority of scripture and culture, at the nature and mechanisms of divine revelation, at the relation
between faith and technological know-how, and on theology and secret. the following part ("Divine Attributes") makes a speciality of philosophical difficulties attached with the principal divine attributes: aseity, omnipotence, omniscience, and so forth. In part 3 ("God and Creation"), essays discover theories of divine motion and
divine windfall, questions on petitionary prayer, difficulties approximately divine authority and God's dating to morality and ethical criteria, and numerous formulations of and responses to the matter of evil. The fourth part ("Topics in Christian Philosophy") examines philosophical difficulties that come up in reference to such crucial Christian doctrines because the trinity, the incarnation, the atonement, unique sin, resurrection, and the Eucharist. eventually, part 5 ("Non-Christian
Philosophical Theology") introduces readers to paintings that's being performed in Jewish, Islamic, and chinese language philosophical theology.

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