Chapter

Holy and Worthy of Worship

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240709
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198240708.003.0015

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

Holy and Worthy of Worship

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A being with the properties described in Chapters 7–14 of this book would be worthy of worship, both because of his nature and status and because he is our supreme benefactor. And finally, he would be holy. Because at least one of the predicates used in the description of the divine properties is used in an analogical sense, the only way to show that the claim that there is a God is coherent is to provide evidence that it is probably true. That holds because we cannot fully understand what it would be like for the claim that there is a God to be true.

Keywords: analogy; coherence; God; holy; supreme benefactor; worship

Chapter.  7099 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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