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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791408445
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Part One: PRELIMINARY REMARKS

1 On the Nature of Being-Itself

A: The Analogy of Being
B: Ens Commune
C: Ens Perfectissimum
D: Being-Itself as Self-structuring Power: Hegel
E: Being-Itself as Non-generally Determinate: Royce

2. Determinations of Being

A: Determinateness
B: Real Distinctions of Determinations
C: Weiss's Theory of the One and the Many
D: Difficulties with Weiss's Theory
E: The Requirement of Transcedence and Indeterminateness

3. Creation and the Transcendence of Being-Itself

A: Proof of the Reality of Being-Itself, the Creator
B: The Logic of the Concept of Creation
C: Defense against Objections
D: Being-Itself and Non-being

4. The Transcendence and Presence of God the Creator

A: The Creator-Created Distinction
B: Creation ex Nihilo
C: Transcendence, Presence, and the "Transcendentals"

Part Two: PRELIMINARY REMARKS

5. Cosmology and Cosmogony

A: The Distinction between Cosmology and Cosmogony
B: The Argument of Cosmology
C: Cosmological Explanations of Transcendence
D: Cosmogonic Explanations

6. Methodological Dialectic

A: Religious Experience
B: Analogy
C: Dialectic
D: Dialectic in Experience

7. Constitutive Dialectic

A: The Ideal of Explanation
B: Kinds of Explanations
C: Continuity in Explanations
D: The Order of Explanations

8. The Testimonies of Experience

A: Religious and Philosophical Interpretations
B: Abstract Philosophical Interpretations
C: Religious versus Philosophical Experience
D: Experience, Proof, and Criticism

Part Three: PRELIMINARY REMARKS

9. The Conception of God in Religion

A: God as Individual and God as Being-Itself
B: Holiness
C: The Truth in the Alternatives
D: Power

10. The Conception of the Religious Life

A: Religion as a Way of Life
B: Man as a Determination of Being
C: The Nature of the Religious Problem

11. The Interiority of the Religious Life

A: Concern
B: Conversion
C: Faith
D: Certainty
E: Solitude
F: Bliss

12. The Public Expression of the Religious Life

A: Service
B: Liturgy and Providence
C: Evangelism
D: Dedication
E: Reconciliation

13. The Unity of the Religious Life

A: Discipleship
B: Public and Private Religion
C: Religion and the Other Things in Life
D: Freedom, Love, and Glory

Epilogue

APPENDIX

INDEX

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