The Need for Revelation

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239680
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598562 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Need for Revelation

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Humans need propositional revelation from God in order to know moral truths, to know how to worship and to obtain forgiveness; and to know with greater certainty that there is a God, that he has done various things, and that he will provide for us an afterlife. This would probably be expressed within the presuppositions of the culture to which it was originally delivered; and so there needs to be a continuing church that can interpret the original revelation for new cultures.

Keywords: afterlife; church; forgiveness; God; Newman; presupposition; revelation; worship

Chapter.  7453 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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