Trinity and Process: A Critical Examination and Reconstruction of Hartshorne's Di-Polar Theism Towards a Trinitarian Metaphysics

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
i The Trinity and Contemporary Reason 1
ii The Significance of Charles Hartshorne 3
iii The Nature of This Study 11
iv The Structure of This Study 19
Pt. I Six Foundational A Priori Truths of Hartshorne's System
Ch. I The First Four A Priori Truths 23
i What Metaphysics Is 23
ii "Something Exists" as the First A Priori Truth 28
iii The Concrete/Abstract Distinction as the Second A Priori Truth 33
iv "Experience Occurs" as the Third A Priori 37
v The Asymmetrical Sociality of Experience as the Fourth A Priori Truth 43
Ch. II The Fifth and Sixth A Priori Truths 53
i Creative Synthesis as the Fifth A Priori Truth 53
ii Aesthetic Value as the Sixth A Priori Truth 81
iii Conclusion: The Six Foundational A Priori Truths of Hartshorne's System with Reference to the Six Theistic Arguments 88
Ch. III A Critical Evaluation of the Six Foundational A Priori Truths of Hartshorne's System 91
i Hartshorne's Metaphysical Methodology 91
ii The Concrete/Abstract Distinction 101
iii Psychicalism 121
iv The Asymmetricality of Relationality 130
v Creative Synthesis 140
vi Aesthetic Value 168
vii Summary of Part I 176
Pt. II Six Theistic Arguments of Hartshorne's System
Ch. IV The Ontological and Cosmological Arguments: The Logic of Perfection and Di-Polar Theism 179
i The Ontological Argument 180
ii The Cosmological Argument 188
iii Theological Implications: God's Di-Polarity 196
iv A Critical Evaluation and Trinitarian Reconstruction of Di-Polar Theism 208
v Summary of Chapter IV 232
Ch. V The Design and the Epistemic Arguments: The Omnipotence and Omniscience of God 235
i The Design Argument 236
ii The Epistemic Argument 244
iii Theological Implications of the Design Argument: God's Power 253
iv A Critical Evaluation of the NeoClassical View of God's Power 269
v The Theological Implications of the Epistemic Argument: God's Knowledge 296
vi A Critical Evaluation of the NeoClassical View of God's Knowledge 317
vii A Trinitarian Reconstruction of the NeoClassical View of God's Power and Knowledge 328
viii Summary of Chapter V 340
Ch. VI The Moral and Aesthetic Arguments: The Goodness and Beauty of God 343
i The Moral Argument 343
ii The Aesthetic Argument 352
iii The Theological Implications of the Moral Argument: God's Goodness 356
iv A Critical Evaluation of the NeoClassical View of God's Goodness 362
v The Theological Implications of the Aesthetic Argument: God's Beauty 366
vi A Critical Evaluation of the NeoClassical View of God's Beauty 370
vii God's Goodness and God's Beauty: A Trinitarian Reconstruction 374
viii Conclusion: Hartshorne's Thought and the Construction of a Process Trinitarian Metaphysics 401
Appendix 405
Bibliography 415
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