Evidential Apologetic also called Natural Theology emphasizes reason and rational truth and logic as the reasons why a person faith must exist in Christianity. The epistemological questions that come forth in ordinary religious life tend to focus on the epistemic evaluation of the most basic tenets of the religious worldview in question; the existence of God, the creation of the world and God's relation to it, and the possibility of recognizing divine action in the world and divine revelation. An Evidentialist defense of religion typically relies
This paper is to explain the Ontological argument, followed by the discussion of the objection and the response to the objection, and concludes with my opinion of the actual argument. The purpose of Saint Anselm’s Ontological argument, is to prove through 12 premises that God does exist in reality. Yet through objections, such as Gaunilo’s Parody, it will be shown that the Ontological argument contains flaws. Though there are substantial premises to the Ontological argument, the objection nevertheless rejects them; However, Anselm attempts to salvage his argument by then refusing the parody. The Ontological argument is set up to prove God exists in reality by justifying it as a priori, which in this instance means that God is understood to exist in reality even though Anselm has not witnessed God himself.
Religious experience The key issues: ← Are religious experiences veridical, i.e., of something transcendent/supernatural? ← Are religious experiences different from other (sense) experiences? ← Can religious experience be verified/checked? ← Are religious experiences too diverse to be judged reliably? ← Can religious experiences be “explained away” by science?
There are situations in which God would have to compromise in terms of his attributes in order to be all-knowing. The first difficulty is that there are some things that are impossible for God to do. For example, Can God know lust? As we know, God is, and has to be morally perfect and morally right. If God breaks this, then he is not being omnibenevolent (all good), which is another of his attributes.
In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy. And then, before concluding this paper we will discuss how the answers to these questions provide structure to how we as Christians should live our lives. To a Christian who has accepted God as their personal Lord and Savior the Bible has authority. The same should not be said for someone who hasn’t made that confession. As a Christian we have accepted that the Bible contains the true Word of God written by apostles who received divine inspiration to guide the recorded works.
Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the argument for the existence of God based on religious Experience? The argument for the existence of God using the idea of religious experience is an a posteriori argument in the sense that it is based on people’s personal encounters and experiences with God. As opposed to other ontological arguments, this argument is based on a direct link to God - because if we can show that God is experienced then we surely cannot deny his existence. In this essay, I am planning on examining the different strengths and weakness of Within the classic account of experiences (The Varieties of Religious Experience, XVI), William James identified four common characteristic to prove the existence of religious experiences and feeling from transcendent beings in the material world. Such experiences are indefinable; this is due to the fact that, they are so uncommon that it is almost impossible to define the feeling in ordinary terms as.
Research Question: Compare and contrast the Christian views of salvation versus the Islam views of salvation. With much candour and respect given to religion and the study of religion, over the years, humankind has searched for the need to belong and be a part of something big. Salvation is that which has brought the commencement of such an activity. The word salvation is one taken from the Latin word salvatio; the Greek word sōtēria and the Hebrew yeshu'ah. The significant connection in all three words is in its meaning, which the Oxford Dictionary has defined thoroughly, “preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss; deliverance from sin and its consequences.” The essence therefore is to be saved, salvaged, or redeemed.
Buddhism has an emphasis on finding the truth from within the human spirit while a transcendent worldview such as Christianity places emphasis on God being beyond the world. Definition: It is the religious worldview that adherents believe in a God that exists within and ever present in the universe, within nature. Ann immanent religious worldview holds that God/s and Goddess/es or divine spirits and is maintained by their power. Impact on Individuals, Society and culture: Religious worldview: morals/ethics/beliefs/sense of belonging/identity Offers individual purpose, individuals answers to life's profound questions Art – Interpretation of the bible
Leibniz once said that ‘the Christian who already believes, Aquinas has proven that God exists’, I agree with this. However, for a person who doesn’t believe in ‘God’ Aquinas Cosmological argument is very hard to accept because, it doesn’t have very much evidence. It is based on assumptions. I then ask, what sort of argument is the Cosmological argument? I believe it to be a Posteriori argument.