The Christian God / Edition 1

The Christian God / Edition 1

by Richard Swinburne
ISBN-10:
0198235127
ISBN-13:
9780198235125
Pub. Date:
11/24/1994
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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The Christian God / Edition 1

What is it for there to be a God, and what reason is there for supposing him to conform to the claims of Christian doctrine? In this pivotal volume of his tetralogy, Richard Swinburne builds a rigorous metaphysical system for describing the world, and applies this to assessing the worth of the Christian tenets of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Part I is dedicated to analyzing the categories needed to address accounts of the divine nature—substance, cause, time, and necessity. Part II begins by setting out, in terms of these categories, the fundamental doctrine of Western religions—that there is a God. After pointing out some of the different ways in which this doctrine can be developed, Swinburne spells out the simplest possible account of divine nature. He then goes on to clarify the implications of this account for the specifically Christian doctrines of the Trinity (that God is "three persons in one substance") and of the Incarnation (that God became incarnate in Jesus Christ). Swinburne finds that there are good reasons to believe the Christian additions to the core Western idea of God. The Christian God builds upon Swinburne's acclaimed previous work to form a self-contained text which will no doubt become a classic in the philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198235125
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/24/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
PART I: METAPHYSICS
Substances
7(26)
Thisness
33(18)
Causation
51(21)
Time
72(24)
Necessity
96(29)
PART II: THEOLOGY
The Divine Properties
125(25)
The Divine Nature
150(20)
The Trinity
170(22)
The Possibility of Incarnation
192(24)
The Evidence of Incarnation
216(23)
Additional Notes 239(16)
Index 255

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