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Author Moser, Paul K., 1957-

Title The severity of God : religion and philosophy reconceived / Paul K. Moser
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013

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Contents Severity and God -- Severity and flux -- Severity and evidence -- Severity and salvation -- Severity and philosophy
Archimedean pointDivine and human hiding; Greater and lesser miracles; Miraculous signs; Kingdom signs; Willing and discerning; From agapē to faith; Without natural theology; Chapter four Severity and salvation; Grace and works; Grace and faith; Faith and action; Receiving power; Overcoming impediments; Chapter five Severity and philosophy; Paul as philosopher; Union in divine agapē; Toward Christian philosophy; Evidence beyond atheism; Some options; Potential surprise evidence; Evidence and attitudes; Consequences for theism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary "This book explores the role of divine severity in the character and wisdom of God, and the flux and difficulties of human life in relation to divine salvation. Much has been written on problems of evil, but the matter of divine severity has received relatively little attention. Paul K. Moser discusses the function of philosophy, evidence and miracles in approaching God. He argues that if God's aim is to extend without coercion His lasting life to humans, then commitment to that goal could manifest itself in making human life severe, for the sake of encouraging humans to enter into that cooperative good life. In this scenario, divine agapé is conferred as free gift, but the human reception of it includes stress and struggle in the face of conflicting powers and priorities. Moser's work will be of great interest to students of the philosophy of religion, and theology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject God (Christianity)
Worship.
Philosophy and religion.
Philosophical theology.
worship.
RELIGION -- Philosophy.
RELIGION -- General.
Religion.
God (Christianity)
Philosophical theology
Philosophy and religion
Worship
Gottesvorstellung
Philosophie
Religion
Gud.
Teodicéproblemet.
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