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Our idea of God

Thomas V. Morris

Our idea of God

an introduction to philosophical theology

by Thomas V. Morris

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame .
Written in English

  • Philosophical theology.,
  • God -- Attributes.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementThomas V. Morris.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18056976M
    ISBN 10026801504X

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Thomas V. Morris wrote "Our Idea Of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology" to provide non-specialists with an accessible introduction to philosophical theology. There are different ways of doing theology or rational discourse about by:   God is the greatest possible array of compossible great-making properties.

This is a toned-down version of his Logic of God Incarnate and in many ways it is just as powerful and more accessible. With the exception of his take on foreknowledge and eternity, I whole-heartedly recommend this book/5. Our idea of God: an introduction to philosophical theology.

Thomas V. Morris introduces philosophical theology, examining God's goodness, power and knowledge; God's. Thomas Morris’ book Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology is not simply an introduction to philosophical theology.

It is also an exercise in philosophical theology. From the outset of the book Morris tells the readers that this book is “meant to serve as an elementary introduction to philosophical theology.”. The very idea of Scripture as a revelation presupposes belief in a God who can make it. Newman Smyth, in New Euglander, —We cannot derive from a sun-dial our knowledge of the existence of a sun.

The sun-dial presupposes the sun, and cannot be understood without previous knowledge of the sun. 'The Christian Idea of God, by preeminent theologian and Kant scholar Keith Ward, is an ambitious and surprisingly fast-paced exploration into cutting-edge possibilities for Christian philosophical theology in the light of remarkable recent developments in Cited by: 1.

“Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him.” ― Thomas Merton. The and More ™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A.

Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only). Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or. This book is not only a good idea to read as a family, it's a delightfully great way to be part of God's good idea. With vibrant illustrations that dance, and rich, wise words that point to the most beautiful Truths and Truth Himself, this is a book that could change our Age range: 3 - 6.

Thus, the idea of the mind of God comes from reflecting on the operations of our own mind and extending, without limit, the qualities of goodness and wisdom. Ask anyone to show an idea that has not been derived from an impression and he cannot offer one.

[Our idea of God& love comes from rationally extending our experience: e.g. our mother& love.]Location: 29 Gillespie Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0NW. Transcript of the first lecture from Dr. Jordan Peterson's Biblical Series: Introduction to the Idea of God.

The lecture was published on on YouTube and has over million views. Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. Thomas V. Morris. Intervarsity Press () God, Language, and the Spirit of Recognition. (see our terms & conditions for details regarding the privacy implications).Buy the book: $ used (79% off) $.

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If God is more than a mere name, a mysterious Other of whom we may predicate every possible perfection – from paternity and power, wisdom and justice, to love and mercy –then God is surely more than any sort of idea we may have of Him.

Besides, as Gregory of Nyssa warns, “ideas create idols, only wonder leads to knowledge.”. In the Hermetic Tradition, each and every person has the potential to become God, this idea or concept of God is perceived as internal rather than external. The All is also an allusion to the observer created universe.

We create our own reality; hence we are the architect, The All. Another way would to be to say that the mind is the builder. This book is not only a good idea to read as a family, it’s a delightfully great way to be part of God’s good idea.

With vibrant illustrations that dance, and rich, wise words that point to the most beautiful Truths and Truth Himself, this is a book that could change our.

The idea of God in relation to evil. Co-existence of God and evil ' Experience and evil ; Evil as occasion of sympathy and social service ; Evil in a good world ; Evil and the idea of God ; Moral evil and the overcoming of it -- VIII. Moral values and the idea of : 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.

as we understood Him. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. In the Hebrew Bible the Book of Life—the book or muster-roll of God—records forever all people considered righteous before God.

To be blotted out of this book signifies death. Our Idea of God is one of those books which makes sense the first time you read it--but you know you must re-read and ponder it to fully appropriate the author's treasures.

An associate professor at Notre Dame, Morris writes within the context of modern thought. But he is steeped in the ancient Christian tradition as well.4/5.

In the third chapter of Book I, Locke concludes the discussion about innate ideas with an attempt to show that the idea of God is not innate. This is in many respects the most important part of his argument, for it was on the basis of a belief in innate ideas that so many of Locke's contemporaries had sought to prove the existence of God.

Zechariah and Proverbs outline the sins God hates—pride, lying, murder, false witness, those who stir up trouble, and those with evil in their hearts. We cringe at the idea of God actually hating, because we are more comfortable with Him as a God of love, which He certainly is.

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Examples of Christian behavior are woven throughout Scripture. The positivists said that the God-idea is a meaningless problem since the idea of the term 'God' is not clear.

Thus there grew a variety of ideas and beliefs and names for the God-idea: pantheism, idolatry, belief in a formless God, belief in many gods and goddesses, etc. A New Way To Think About 'God': Cosmos And Culture All traditional ideas of God are demonstrably inadequate to our time; they perpetuate conflict or.

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Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of David Hume (–) and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. The Book of God reads like a novel, dramatizing the sweep of biblical events, bringing to life the men and women of this ancient book in vivid detail and dialogue.

From Abraham wandering in the desert to Jesus teaching the multitudes on a Judean hillside, this award-winning bestseller follows the biblical story in chronological order/5(47).

How Did God Get Started. COLIN WELLS. In his contribution to a groundbreaking book called Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity (), The question for Abraham was not whether God exists—our idea of what “faith” is about—but whether Abraham would obey God.

The question posed by Greek philosophy was whether the divine exists at all. God’s very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea Age range: 3 - 6.

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Why Science Does Not Disprove God. A number of recent books and articles would have you believe that—somehow—science has now disproved the existence of God. We know so much about how the Author: Amir D.

Aczel. But we have the idea of perfection, even if we do not fully understand it. Further, a cause must be as great as its effect. But we are finite; so our ideas are finite. So we can't make up the idea of perfection. As such, this idea of perfection must be imprinted in us, namely by a being that is actually perfect.

And such a being is God. Lecture I in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series from May 16th at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. In this lecture, I describe what I consider to be the idea of God. yards have crumbled into decay, as our ideas of Life have grown more spiritual; and in place of "bat and owl on the: 9: bending stones, are wreaths of immortelles, and white fingers pointing upward." Thus it is that our ideas of divinity form our models of humanity.

O Christian Scien 3) Ideas are qualities, & [from 1] ideas cannot cause them-selves, so the cause of our ideas must be a SUBSTANCE. 4) Our ideas of sense have no dependence on our will, so they cannot be caused by us.

C) Therefore, another (more powerful) thinking substance must produce them, namely GOD. Teilhard, as he is called by those who know him, offers a truly 21st Century spiritual path to God that few people know about.

The basic ideas of this approach to God are found in his book, The Divine Milieu. Although the manuscript for this book was completed inhis revolutionary spirituality has remained relatively unknown to this day.

Finally, we saw that if revelation is to be possible from the side of God, certain things about God must be the case: for instance, genuine distinction from the world, personality, and freedom. if these ideas are not already part of our concept of God, then they must be integrated and rationally justified.

If ideas have something like gravitational force, then the idea of God is as powerful and massive an idea as any. A change in one’s notion of the divine shapes and re-shapes the other ideas that govern our lives—ideas about power, freedom, time, meaning, and politics, just to name a few.reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or try­ ing on our own power.

We had to have God’s help. This is the how and why of it. First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. He is the Principal; we are His agents.