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Module III Session 8 Kolenda ( STEWART: STEWART: 74-81)
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Creation creatio ex nihilo vs. hermeneutics of suspicion of Freud and Feurbach: What is the Genesis account about? - Either creation of humans is in God’s image - Or creation of God is in human image (as human ideal)
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Dostoyevsky wonders about the high divine ideals that one finds in the pedestrian human characters. This indicates for Kolenda that we carry in us an innate idea of God (viz. connect with part 2 of the course on the ontological argument). Religious impulse is essentially a guide that helps us to escape our finitude and seek our highest perfection and divine compensation. “God” is the name for the preexisting religious impulse. The unity of all divine attributes of perfection is a sum of our quest for knowledge, of our poetic aspiration, of our moral vision, and of our love’s imagination.
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2010 for the course PHIL 206 taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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