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Divine Power and Creativity

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263937
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0007
Divine Power and Creativity

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Revelation has been characterized as the communication of truths beyond normal human cognitive capacity. This chapter argues that the basic truths of revelation are those which describe the nature of a supremely valuable reality held to underlie sense experience, which set out a final human goal in relation to that reality, and which show the way to liberation from self and the attainment of the true human goal. The revelatory traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism are different, but in each of them there develops one controlling idea, which is that of a God as the greatest conceivable being. It is this controlling idea which then finds place in the light of general human knowledge and against a particular philosophical background.

Keywords: divine creation; revelation; scriptural traditions; supreme being; supernatural; divine power

Chapter.  13926 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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