By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty
This can be an quintessential and accomplished source for college kids and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of Religion" is an imperative resource for college students and students. masking ancient and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it bargains an outline of the very important subject matters that make philosophy of faith the turning out to be, energetic box that it really is at the present time. as well as the entries co-authored by way 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 encompasses a chronology, an intensive advent to trendy philosophy of faith, and a bibliography. It covers international religions and resources from east and west. Entries were crafted for readability, succinctness, and engagement.
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Muslims believe that the Qur’an itself was revealed to Muhammad by the angel Jibril (Gabriel). The existence of angels has been advanced on the basis of scriptural authority, experiential testimony (ostensibly credible narratives of the appearance of angels), and an appeal to the principle of plenitude. According to the latter, God is essentially good and of limitless power. The principle of plenitude is that the very nature of goodness is self-diffusive (its character is generative and productive rather than insular) and variety is itself good (bonum variationis).
Often used synonymously with indifference. In some schools of Greek philosophy, such as stoicism, apathy is considered a valued state of serene indifference or detachment. , the freedom of indifference, to be a sorry or even blameworthy state, since one is not motivated toward any action. APOCRYPHA. ” Extrabiblical literature such as the books of Tobit and 1 Maccabees that were present in the Septuagint and the Vulgate but not the Hebrew Bible are considered to be apocryphal. APEIRON. ” The fundamental substance in Anaximander’s cosmological theory, which is indestructible, unlimited, and the origin of everything in the cosmos.
Aquinas developed an extensive philosophy of the divine attributes, the incarnation and the trinity, human action and virtues, the atonement, sacraments, the church, history, and politics. His chief works include On Being and Essence APOLOGY. A defense. The classic model is Socrates’ defense of himself in Plato’s Apology. A well-known apology in the nineteenth century is John Henry Newman’s Apologia pro Vita Sua (1865–1866). APOPHATIC THEOLOGY. Also known as negative theology, apophatic theology emphasizes God’s radical transcendence to the effect that only negative properties may be attributed to God.