Inquiring about God: Volume 1, Selected Essays

Inquiring about God: Volume 1, Selected Essays

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Inquiring about God is the first of two volumes of Nicholas Wolterstorff's collected papers. This volume collects Wolterstorff's essays on the philosophy of religion written over the last thirty-five years. The essays, which span a range of topics including Kant's philosophy of religion, the medieval (or classical) conception of God, and the problem of evil, are unified by the conviction that some of the central claims made by the classical theistic tradition, such as the claims that God is timeless, simple, and impassible, should be rejected. Still, Wolterstorff contends, rejecting the classical conception of God does not imply that theists should accept the Kantian view according to which God cannot be known. Of interest to both philosophers and theologians, Inquiring about God should give the reader a lively sense of the creative and powerful work done in contemporary philosophical theology by one of its foremost practitioners.God a€œwill not withhold himself from your love unless you withhold your love from him, a€ says Augustine (Confessions IV, 11). Many of the great mystics would disagree. But in any case, if humanitya#39;s greatest lovers of God find their love plunginganbsp;...

Title:Inquiring about God: Volume 1, Selected Essays
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-02-04

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