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Idealism and Christian Philosophy: Idealism and Christianity Volume 2 (Hardback)
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Idealism and Christian Philosophy: Idealism and Christianity Volume 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 25/02/2016
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When it comes to contemporary philosophical problems, metaphysical idealism-or Berkeleyan immaterialism-is not taken seriously by most philosophers, not to mention the typical Christian layperson. This state of affairs deserves some attempt at rectification, since Idealism has considerable explanatory power as a metaphysical thesis and provides numerous practical and theoretical benefits. Such thinkers as George Berkeley and Jonathan Edwards believed that Idealism is especially amenable to a Christian perspective, both because it provides a plausible way of conceptualizing the world from a theistic standpoint and because it effectively addresses skeptical challenges to the Christian faith. The contributors to this volume explore a variety of ways in which the case can be made for this claim, including potential solutions to philosophical problems related to the nature of time, the ontology of physical objects, the mind-body problem, and the nature of science.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781628924060
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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The `Idealism and Christianity' series is the first of its kind, an inauguration of a rich conversation in metaphysics that manages to be coherent, insightful, and accessible to students and professors alike. * Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies *
The chief benefit Berkeley saw in his idealism was its ability to make vivid the immediate and all-pervasive presence of God in our lives. Yet this aspect of his thought has remained strangely neglected. Cowan and Spiegel's Idealism and Christian Philosophy brings together an array of first-rate, original essays by some of the people best able to explore this rich topic. It's an invaluable collection for anyone looking to better understand the relationship between immaterialism and theism. * John R. Roberts, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University, USA *

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