The Dream

The Dream

Author: Kurt Bakley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665529358

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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What if we have everything backwards? What if evil is live spelled backwards, which means two ways as one? The devil is lived spelled backwards. Satan’s name, according to A&E cable channel, means “Prosecuting Attorney.” What happened before the Big Bang? If God created all, who created God? Is God black and white? Will gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders get to heaven first and fill Jerusalem and the New Jerusalem forever? Is the U.S. not only a Christian nation founded on July 4, 1776 AD, but also was founded by Jewish people on October 12 15, 1492 AD, making it a Jewish nation too? Are there transgenders in heaven? Is the wedding of God at the Rapture the sex between a black woman and a white man to have a hermaphrodite born? Was all of creation caused by a homosexual union? Does the sun and all of the universe work on the principle of homosexuality? Will in the end during the 1,000 year period and forever in the New Jerusalem and Earth men find joy in their bowels? Note: See my other books The Experiment at Philadelphia Revised and Third Editions for documentation of who the cover of this book means. Order E book for $3.99 $4.99 each. Also read the introduction and this whole book for nuggets of wisdom about the cover of this book. Also note that all those books give dates and years (=plus minus) for these events to happen. Such as August 1 2, 11, 28 29, October 15, 31, November 1 2, 10 11, 22 23, and December 7, 14, 24 25, 2021 3006 AD. Please remember one date and year of a certain event can have multiple fulfillments and failures. (See I Corinthians Chapter 13 and Colossians 2:16 17.)

The Rationality of Theism

The Rationality of Theism

Author: Adolfo García de la Sienra

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042012129

Category: Philosophy

Page: 343

View: 917

This is a controversial collection of brand new papers by some outstanding philosophers and scholars. Its aim is to offer comprehensive theistic replies to the traditional arguments against the existence of God.

Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion

Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion

Author: Dr Aku Visala

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481553

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 664

This book provides a critical philosophical analysis of the claim that contemporary cognitive approaches to religion undermine theistic beliefs. Recent scientific work into the evolution and cognition of religion has been driven by and interpreted in terms of a certain kind of philosophical and methodological naturalism. The book argues that such naturalism is not necessary for the cognitive study of religion and develops an alternative philosophical and methodological framework. This alternative framework opens the cognitive study of religion to theological and philosophical considerations and clarifies its relationship to other approaches to religious phenomena. This unique contribution to discussions regarding the philosophical and theological implications of the cognitive study of religion summarizes the so far fragmentary discussion, exposes its underlying assumptions, and develops a novel framework for further discussion.

Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion

Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion

Author: Aku Visala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317089612

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 517

This book provides a critical philosophical analysis of the claim that contemporary cognitive approaches to religion undermine theistic beliefs. Recent scientific work into the evolution and cognition of religion has been driven by and interpreted in terms of a certain kind of philosophical and methodological naturalism. The book argues that such naturalism is not necessary for the cognitive study of religion and develops an alternative philosophical and methodological framework. This alternative framework opens the cognitive study of religion to theological and philosophical considerations and clarifies its relationship to other approaches to religious phenomena. This unique contribution to discussions regarding the philosophical and theological implications of the cognitive study of religion summarizes the so far fragmentary discussion, exposes its underlying assumptions, and develops a novel framework for further discussion.

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136696862

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

View: 496

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology Christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the Companion explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God’s existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science, making the Companion as a whole essential reading for students of philosophy or religion, and suitable for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. This second edition includes new chapters on Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Interreligious Dialogue, Death and the Afterlife, Incorporeality, Religion and Global Ethics, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Environment, and Religion and Film.

A Moral Ontology for a Theistic Ethic

A Moral Ontology for a Theistic Ethic

Author: Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351774437

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 210

This title was first published in 2003. This book develops a moral ontology for a theistic ethic that engages the work of contemporary moral and political philosophers, and reaffirms the relevance of a theistic tradition of God's relation to the world reflected in the fundamental teachings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Drawing on recent thought in the non-religious fields of psychology and political and moral philosophy, which build around the concept of human flourishing in community, Kirkpatrick argues that a theistic ethic need not be the captive of parochial or sectarian theological camps. He proposes a common or universal ethic that transcends the fashionable ethnocentric 'incommensurate differences' in morality alleged by many post-modern deconstructionists. In the wake of ethnic religious strife post September 11th 2001, this book argues for a common morality built on the inclusivity of love, community, and justice that can transcend sectarian and parochial boundaries.

Religion and Morality

Religion and Morality

Author: William J. Wainwright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351905053

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 798

Religion and Morality addresses central issues arising from religion's relation to morality. Part I offers a sympathetic but critical appraisal of the claim that features of morality provide evidence for the truth of religious belief. Part II examines divine command theories, objections to them, and positive arguments in their support. Part III explores tensions between human morality, as ordinarily understood, and religious requirements by discussing such issues as the conflict between Buddhist and Christian pacifism and requirements of justice, whether 'virtue' without a love of God is really a vice, whether the God of the Abrahamic religions could require us to do something that seems clearly immoral, and the ambiguous relations between religious mysticism and moral behavior. Covering a broad range of topics, this book draws on both historical and contemporary literature, and explores afresh central issues of morality and religion offering new insights for students, academics and the general reader interested in philosophy and religion.

Christian Theism and Moral Philosophy

Christian Theism and Moral Philosophy

Author: Michael D Beaty

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865545936

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

View: 854

These seminal essays will be of interest to scholars and students of religious ethics, but also of interest to those of "mainstream" moral philosophy who work from a Christian worldview as well as to non-Christians with an interest in the relation between Christian theism and moral philosophy.

Introducing Anthropology of Religion

Introducing Anthropology of Religion

Author: Jack David Eller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317579144

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 322

This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores important but often overlooked issues such as morality, violence, fundamentalism, secularization, and new religious movements. The chapters all contain lively case studies of religions practiced around the world. The second edition of Introducing Anthropology of Religion contains updated theoretical discussion plus fresh ethnographic examples throughout. In addition to a brand new chapter on vernacular religion, Eller provides a significantly revised chapter on the emerging anthropologies of Christianity and Islam. The book features more material on contemporary societies as well as new coverage of topics such as pilgrimage and paganism. Images, a glossary and questions for discussion are now included and additional resources are provided via a companion website.

Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion

Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Y. Nagasawa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026019

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 890

Tackling central problems in philosophy of religion by referring to relevant theories and findings in cognitive science, anthropology, developmental psychology, decision theory, biology, physics, cosmology, the contributors address a range of topics, including divine attributes; God, creation and evolution; God and the universe; religious beliefs.

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Charles Taliaferro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405163576

Category: Philosophy

Page: 778

View: 744

In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics