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

By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

This can be an crucial and entire source for college students and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of faith" is an quintessential resource for college students and students. overlaying ancient and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it bargains an outline of the important issues that make philosophy of faith the transforming into, energetic box that it really is this day. as well as the entries co-authored by means of 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 contains a chronology, an intensive advent to fashionable philosophy of faith, and a bibliography. It covers global religions and resources from east and west. Entries were crafted for readability, succinctness, and engagement.

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ASCETICISM. The practice of selfdiscipline, often through self-denial or the mastering of desires (fasting involves control over the desire for food, a vigil involves control over the urge to sleep) for a religious end such as repentance, worship, the cultivation of virtue, or union or communion with God. Asceticism is widespread among religious traditions, theistic and non-theistic. Buddhist ascetic practices are closely linked with the purging of desire and seeing through the illusory nature of ourselves as substantial individual beings.

Analogous language uses a word so that its meaning is related to that of the same word in other contexts, in a manner neither entirely different nor entirely the same. ” Black clothes do not generate heat, but the meaning is related: on sunny days black clothes can make one feel hot, just as a fire can. Aquinas suggested analogy as a solution to the problem of how our language applies to God, since both other types of usage seemed problematic: if our statements about God were univocal it would degrade God to the level of other temporal objects, while if equivocal, our statements about God would be useless.

Is often deterministic, one can be an atomist and allow for indeterminism. ATONEMENT, THEORIES OF. Christian theologians have advanced multiple accounts of how God brings about an atonement or at-one-ment with God. A long standing tradition associated with Anselm of Canterbury holds that sinful humanity dishonors God by sin and is subject to punishment. The ultimate punishment for sin is death. Because of humanity’s original sin or perpetuation of sin, mere human moral and religious virtue is not able to avoid the deadliness of sin.

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