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The Resource A reasonable belief : why God and faith make sense, William Greenway

A reasonable belief : why God and faith make sense, William Greenway

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A reasonable belief : why God and faith make sense
Title
A reasonable belief
Title remainder
why God and faith make sense
Statement of responsibility
William Greenway
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While it's clear that a lot of people believe in God, whether they should is a matter of loud debate. Since the Enlightenment, and especially in the last 150 years, a consensus has been building in Western philosophy that belief in a transcendent order and especially in a supreme being is unreasonable and should be abandoned. The result of this trend has been to delegitimize religious belief, to claim that those who believe do so against scientific evidence and rational thought. In this confident and sensitive book, William Greenway carefully guides the reader through the developments in Western intellectual life that have led us to assume that belief is irrational. He starts by demonstrating that, along with belief in God, modern definitions of human rationality have also rejected free will and moral agency. He then questions the Cartesian assumption that it is our ability to think that makes us most human and most real. Instead, Greenway explains, it is our capacity to be grasped by the lives and needs of others that forms the heart of who we are. From that vantage point we can see that faith is not a choice we make in spite of evidence to the contrary; it is, rather, wholly rational and in keeping with that which makes us most human. Every person who either has faith or is contemplating faith can be assured that belief in God is both reasonable and good. Greenway embraces both contemporary philosophy and science, inviting readers into a more confident experience of their faith
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenway, William
Dewey number
231/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
BT50
LC item number
.G64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Faith and reason
Label
A reasonable belief : why God and faith make sense, William Greenway
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secular condition. Modern Western rationality's eliding of spiritual realities -- The scientific revolution and early modern Western thought : René Descartes and the birth of the sphere of nature -- The quiet revolution in modern Western thought -- In defense of poetic I's -- The essence of reasonable Christianity. The sphere of poetic I's -- The sphere of agape -- The truth of the gift : grace -- Justice, grace, forgiveness -- Resurrection, universal reality and creaturely diversity, and Jesus on the essence of saving faith
Control code
ocn906447441
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780664260279
Lccn
2015002757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025301567
System control number
(OCoLC)906447441
Label
A reasonable belief : why God and faith make sense, William Greenway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secular condition. Modern Western rationality's eliding of spiritual realities -- The scientific revolution and early modern Western thought : René Descartes and the birth of the sphere of nature -- The quiet revolution in modern Western thought -- In defense of poetic I's -- The essence of reasonable Christianity. The sphere of poetic I's -- The sphere of agape -- The truth of the gift : grace -- Justice, grace, forgiveness -- Resurrection, universal reality and creaturely diversity, and Jesus on the essence of saving faith
Control code
ocn906447441
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780664260279
Lccn
2015002757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025301567
System control number
(OCoLC)906447441

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