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Whose God? Which Tradition?
The Nature of Belief in God




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ISBN 9780754660187
Published April 28, 2008 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

Philosophy of Religion is marked by controversy over which philosophical accounts do justice to core religious beliefs. Many Wittgenstinian philosophers are accused by analytic philosophers of religion of distorting these beliefs. In Whose God? Which Tradition?, the accusers stand accused of the same by leading philosophers in the Thomist and Reformed traditions. Their criticisms alert us to the dangers of uncritical acceptance of dominant philosophical traditions, and to the need to do justice to the conceptual uniqueness of the reality of God. The dissenting voices breathe new life into the central issues concerning the nature of belief in God.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; 'God' and grammar: an introductory invitation, D.Z. Phillips; Voices in discussion, D.Z. Phillips; Beyond subject and object: neo-Thomist reflections, Fergus Kerr; Speaking of the unknowable God: dilemmas of the Christian discourse about God, Anselm Kyongsuk Min; Voices in discussion, D.Z. Phillips; The 'grammar' of 'God' and 'being', Gyula Klima; Voices in discussion, D.Z. Phillips; Simplicity and the talk about God, James F. Ross; Voices in discussion D.Z. Phillips; Is God a moral agent?, Brian Davies OP; Voices in discussion, D.Z. Phillips; Anthropomorphism in Catholic contexts, David B. Burrel CSC; Anthropomorphism: Protestant style, Paul Helm; Voices in discussion, D.Z. Phillips; Is God timeless, immutable, simple and impassible? Some brief comments, Stephen T. Davis; Index.

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Biography

D.Z. Phillips was formerly Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, USA., and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Wales Swansea, UK.