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Analytic Philosophy of Religion  

William Hasker

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
One could hardly describe the philosophical writings of the earlier stages as childish, let alone infantile. But the field of study itself was discernibly immature, and since then there ... More

Aquinas and Jewish and Islamic Authors  

David B. Burrell

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
The works of Plato and of Aristotle were made available to the Islamic people by virtue of Syriac translators from Greek into Arabic. Aristotle's Metaphysic offered the paradigm for ... More

Arguments for the Existence of God  

Graham Oppy

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article considers the following medieval philosophers—Philoponus, Anselm, Maimonides, Aquinas, and Scotus—all supposedly to have produced arguments that deserve the label “medieval ... More

Aristotle's Theology  

Stephen Menn

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
When Aristotle speaks of theologikê, he means not the study of a single God, but the study of gods and divine things in general. He never uses the phrase “the unmoved mover” to pick out ... More

Augustine to Aquinas (Latin-Christian Authors)  

Alexander Fidora

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
Thomas Aquinas integrated the newly translated philosophical source that is Greek, Arabic, and Jewish authors into a unique synthesis with his own Christian tradition efficiently. The most ... More

Authorization and Representation in Hobbes’s Leviathan  

Al P. Martinich

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Mar 2016
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Jul 2015
In Leviathan, Hobbes holds that prospective subjects authorize a sovereign to represent them. Alienation of some rights to the sovereign typically follows upon authorization of him, and ... More

Biology and Religion  

Nancey Murphy and Jeffrey P. Schloss

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article tries to deal with the issues of biology versus religion. This relates to a conflict between evolutionary and biblical accounts of Earth's history. The most important area ... More

Christianity and Civil Religion in Hobbes’s Leviathan  

Sarah Mortimer

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Mar 2016
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Dec 2013
Hobbes was an unusual Christian, and one that recognized the potential power of the Christian story to strengthen (as well as to undermine) commonwealths. This chapter discusses the ... More

Conceptions of God  

Steven Nadler

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines the three ways in which God was conceptualized by leading philosophers in early modern Europe. Gottfried Leibniz and Nicholas Malebranche's rationalist God was ... More

Continental Philosophy of Religion  

Merold Westphal

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The term continental philosophy is not much used on the European continent. In the English-speaking world it is used to signify thinkers, texts, and traditions from the European continent, ... More

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