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Religious Studies
  • Author:
    Philip Clayton
  • ISBN:
    0802838855
  • ISBN13:
    978-0802838858
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  • Publisher:
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; First Edition edition (August 21, 2000)
  • Pages:
    532 pages
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    Religious Studies
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This is an astonishing book. Clayton manages to give a concise overview of what the Enlightenment philosophers did with the image of God they inherited from the Middle Ages

This is an astonishing book. Clayton manages to give a concise overview of what the Enlightenment philosophers did with the image of God they inherited from the Middle Ages. Although one of my criticisms is that he discusses mainly German philosophers like Kant, Leibniz and Schelling (and briefly Descartes and Spinoza as well), it is well worth a read. Clayton states that this book is the first of a two-part work. I do wonder when there will be a sequel to this book.

It is widely believed that modern philosophers have dismissed the idea of God and opted instead for a secular humanism. Challenging these stereotypes through a careful study of major philosophical texts written since the Enlightenment, Philip Clayton shows how the main thinkers of the modern period have continued to wrestle with the problem of God and to make proposals for It is widely believed that modern philosophers have dismissed the idea of God and opted instead for a secular humanism.

Following up on his award-winning book GOD AND CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE, Clayton here explores the constructive resources that modern thought . Z Mills is currently reading it Nov 06, 2017.

Following up on his award-winning book GOD AND CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE, Clayton here explores the constructive resources that modern thought offers to those struggling with the notion of God as "infinite" and "perfect. He finds in the narrative of modern thought about God strong support for panentheism, the new theological movement that maintains the transcendence of God while denying the separation of God and the world.

Home Browse Books Book details, The Problem of God in Modern Thought. This study by Philip Clayton reconstructs and evaluates the steps by which the concept of God became a problem in modern thought

Home Browse Books Book details, The Problem of God in Modern Thought. The Problem of God in Modern Thought. This study by Philip Clayton reconstructs and evaluates the steps by which the concept of God became a problem in modern thought. Clayton shows that this development has its roots in Descartes's break with the medieval tradition, in Leibniz's failure to build a modern metaphysics of perfection, in Kant's reduction of God to a regulative concept, and in the increasing power of the Spinoza tradition as it met the challenge of German idealism and became incorporated into it. Challenging these stereotypes through a careful study of major philosophical texts written since the Enlightenment, Philip Clayton shows how the main thinkers of the modern period have continued to wrestle with the problem of God and to make proposals for understanding the divine. Following up on his award-winning book God and Contemporary Science, Clayton here explores the constructive resources that modern thought

The problem of God in modern thought. The re-emergence of emergence: The emergentist hypothesis from science t. 2006.

The problem of God in modern thought. The Oxford handbook of religion and science. P Clayton, Z Simpson. Oxford University Press on Demand, 2006.

Philip Clayton (born 1956) is a contemporary American philosopher of religion and philosopher of science. Mind and Emergence: From Quantum to Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2004. His work focuses on the intersection of science, ethics, and society. Adventures in the Spirit: God, World, and Divine Action, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008. Transforming Christian Theology: For Church and Society, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.

This book is not for the fainthearted. It is an ambitious exploration of different concepts (or ‘models,’ to use Clayton’s preferred term) of God in the modern era. Clayton’s constructive and critical views are laced into his detailed analyses of works by Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher, Lessing, Fichte, Schelling, Tillich, and others.

This is an astonishing book.

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A 1998 Templeton Prize-winning author explores the idea of God in today's skeptical world.

It is widely believed that modern philosophers have dismissed the idea of God and opted instead for a secular humanism. Challenging these stereotypes through a careful study of major philosophical texts written since the Enlightenment, Philip Clayton shows how the main thinkers of the modern period have continued to wrestle with the problem of God and to make proposals for understanding the divine.

Following up on his award-winning book GOD AND CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE, Clayton here explores the constructive resources that modern thought offers to those struggling with the notion of God as "infinite" and "perfect." He finds in the narrative of modern thought about God strong support for panentheism, the new theological movement that maintains the transcendence of God while denying the separation of God and the world.