By Daniel J. Hill, Randal D. Rauser
In this assessment of Christian philosophy from Augustine to the current, Christian philosophers (including leaders of the hot revival of Christian analytic philosophy) strive against with their philosophical ideals and their religion, wondering no matter if God exists, how God understands the long run, and the connection among Athens and Jerusalem.
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While horrific events like the Rwandan genocide often result in some acts of great moral courage and altruism, it may appear implausible (or even offensive) to argue that, on balance, those horrific events are justified in light of a greater good that they achieved. See defence, free-will; evil, problem of; Irenaeus; theodicy Further reading: Adams, Marilyn McCord 1999; Hick 1977 deism: Deism is the doctrine that, while a divine being exists, it is neither personal nor interested in the world it has created.
The version of empiricism with respect to concepts is often known as ‘concept empiricism’ and the version of either that says that all our knowledge or concepts come from experience is often known as ‘extreme empiricism’, with the version that says that some (but not all) of our knowledge or concepts come from experience being often known as ‘moderate empiricism’. On these definitions, Locke, Berkeley and Hume were moderate empiricists, and Mill an extreme empiricist. See rationalism Further reading: Atherton 1999; Aune 1970; Berkeley 1948–57; Garrett and Barbanell 1997; Hume 1974; Kenny 1986; Locke 1975–; Mill 1963– endurantism: Endurantism is the doctrine that persistent things persist in virtue of existing wholly at more than one time.
See Kant, Immanuel Further reading: Buber 1962–4, 1970 and 2001–; Schilpp and Friedman 1967 Bultmann, Rudolf Karl (1884–1976): A theologian and scholar of the New Testament, Bultmann was influenced by neo-Kantianism and the existentialism of Martin Heidegger. As a result, he categorically denied that there could be any miracles, including the resurrection of Jesus. Instead, he placed the basis of Christianity in the existential choice for the Christ of faith. As such, Bultmann defended a ‘demythologisation’ of the Bible that reinterpreted the gospel in modern existentialist terms shorn of supernatural dressing.
Christian Philosophy A-Z (Philosophy a-Z S.) by Daniel J. Hill, Randal D. Rauser