Inquiring about God: Volume 1, Selected Essays

Inquiring about God: Volume 1, Selected Essays

by Nicholas Wolterstorff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521514657

ISBN-13: 9780521514651

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Inquiring about God's is the first of two volumes of Nicholas Wolterstorff's collected papers. This volume collects Wolterstorff's essays in 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

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Inquiring about God's is the first of two volumes of Nicholas Wolterstorff's collected papers. This volume collects Wolterstorff's essays in 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 of 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521514651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's introduction vi

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Analytic philosophy of religion: retrospect and prospect 17

2 Is it possible and desirable for theologians to recover from Kant? 35

3 Conundrums in Kant's rational religion 56

4 In defense of Gaunilo's defense of the fool 68

5 Divine simplicity 91

6 Alston on Aquinas on theological predication 112

7 God everlasting 133

8 Unqualified divine temporality 157

9 Suffering love 182

10 Is God disturbed by what transpires in human affairs? 223

11 The silence of the God who speaks 239

12 Barth on evil 255

13 Tertullian's enduring question 283

Bibliography 304

Index 309

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