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

By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

This can be an crucial and finished source for college students and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of Religion" is an vital resource for college students and students. overlaying historic and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it deals an outline of the very important topics that make philosophy of faith the growing to be, full of life box that it really is this day. as well as the entries co-authored through 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 intensive creation to trendy 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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AKRASIA. ” Akrasia refers to weakness of the will. One has akrasia when one knows an action is morally required but lacks the will power or resolve to perform the act. People who knowingly do what they sincerely believe to be wrong also have akrasia insofar as they lack the power to resist wrongdoing. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, as well as rationalists like Descartes denied akrasia, but a natural interpretation of Romans 7:14–25 gives reason to believe St. Paul affirmed akrasia as a very real, personal weakness.

A causal relationship between two objects or events that are not contiguous or in 5 ACTUS PURUS Big fleas have little fleas, Upon their backs to bite ‘em. While little fleas have lesser fleas, And so on ad infinitum. God is described as pure act: an eternal, immutable, supremely excellent being. God has no unrealized potentiality. Other forms of theism that see God as temporal and subject to change allow for divine potentiality. Some attention is given to potentiality and actuality in the moral debate over abortion.

870–950). An important contributor to the Baghdad School, he sought to reconcile Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy 9 ALBERTUS MAGNUS, St scientifically informed view of nature in which the mind arises as an emergent entity. A Jewish philosopher (the first Jew ever to be appointed as a fellow at Oxford University; the year was 1882) who described Spinoza as being a great influence, Alexander thought of God as emerging from natural cosmic forces. His chief works include Moral Order and Progress (1889), Space, Time, and Deity (1920), Spinoza and Time (1921), Art and Instinct (1927), Beauty and Other Forms of Value (1993), and Philosophical and Literary Pieces (ed.

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