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Introduction

Richard Messer

in Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269717
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the need or the possibility of rationally proving the existence of God. It reveals a relativity of attitudes towards the Proofs engendered by a relativity of attitudes towards central philosophical and theological issues. The differing views on philosophical faiths involve one school having faith in philosophy as rational justification and another having faith in philosophy as grammatical clarification. This book explores the relativity of fundamental philosophical and theological presuppositions and the interaction between the two conflicting philosophical schools.

Keywords: existence of God; philosophical faiths; rational justification; grammatical clarification; relativism; philosophy; theology

Chapter.  1033 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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