The Gift of Contingency

The Gift of Contingency

by David Platt
     
 

David Platt believes that it may be religiously important to see God's existence as contingent. That there might have been nothing whatsoever, even though we find this conceptually impossible, points up God's contingency. The book discusses how the demands of religious adequacy may be met without recourse to divine necessity. The free gift of experience is rich

Overview

David Platt believes that it may be religiously important to see God's existence as contingent. That there might have been nothing whatsoever, even though we find this conceptually impossible, points up God's contingency. The book discusses how the demands of religious adequacy may be met without recourse to divine necessity. The free gift of experience is rich with religious significance in a world without why. This probing and gentle book maintains that realization of the fragility of existence should also change our domineering attitudes towards the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820415437
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 5: Philosophy, #120
Pages:
210

Meet the Author

The Author: David Platt, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Wilson College, has taught for over thirty years. He has also taught courses at Dickinson College and Shippensburg University. He was a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Platt has published a variety of articles on philosophical topics and a book, Intimations of Divinity, (Peter Lang, 1989). His Ph.D. is from the University of Pennsylvania.

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