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By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

This can be an integral and finished source for college kids and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of faith" is an critical resource for college students and students. masking ancient and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it deals an summary of the important issues that make philosophy of faith the transforming into, energetic box that it really is this present day. as well as the entries co-authored via Taliaferro and Marty, major 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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There have been various academies that have played a role in the history of philosophy of religion and theology. The most well known is the Florentine Academy, a fifteenthcentury center for Christian Platonism. ABSOLUTION. ” Absolution is the forgiveness of sins and the removal of any connected penalties. It refers primarily to a Christian practice in which a priest or minister absolves the sins of people in the name of God following their confession, but it may also be used simply to refer to God’s direct forgiveness without any human intermediary.

An anomic person is one who is in a state without norms or rules. In some religions, suicide is considered an anomic act for it breaks the foundational norm of self-preservation and integrity. ANONYMOUS CHRISTIAN. See KARL RAHNER. ANSCOMBE, GERTRUDE ELIZABETH MARGARET (1919–2001). An early follower of Wittgenstein. Along with Alistair MacIntyre she helped stimulate a revival of virtue theory in the late twentieth century. The use of the term “consequentialism” in analytic philosophy comes from one of her articles, “Modern Moral Philosophy” (1958).

Henry More reasoned that the cosmos was akin to what appears to be language; if we assume there is a creator, the cosmos is (as it seems) intelligible, whereas it does not seem intelligible if there is no creator. A POSTERIORI. ” A posteriori knowledge stems from experience or observation and so cannot be known beforehand by pure reason or conceptual analysis. We know a posteriori, for example, that Socrates was executed in 399 BCE. Some traditional arguments for God’s existence such as the teleological and design arguments are developed a posteriori.

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