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A Case for Theism

Brian Hebblethwaite

in In Defence of Christianity

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276790
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927679X.003.0001
 A Case for Theism

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This chapter sketches the case for supposing theistic metaphysics to offer the best explanation of a world productive of mind, freedom, morality, art, philosophy, and religion. All these features of the human world, itself undoubtedly the product of evolution, are much more intelligible when seen as proceeding ultimately from God’s creative action, than simply as emerging out of the random interaction of material energies. A nature productive of finite spirit, and of the values of goodness, beauty and truth is best understood as the creation of infinite Spirit, itself supremely good, beautiful and true.

Keywords: theism; metaphysics; mind; freedom; morality; art; philosophy; religion; God; spirit

Chapter.  9211 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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