Religious Thought and the New Orders Feb. 11

Religious Thought and the New Orders Feb. 11 - Lecture...

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Lecture Topics – Religious Thought and the New Orders Ancient Philosophical concepts o Ontology Ontology o Branch of metaphysics o Philosophical study of the nature of being or existence o Ontological argument 12 th century Christian theologian applied philosophical concept of universals to prove the existence of god No on denied the existence of god, but rather argued about how one could prove his existence Biblical Exegesis Universals o The problem of universals: Do they exist? o Concepts or characteristics that can be shared by more than one entity o Some examples: two fruits, a green grape and a green apple. The universalistic view is the greenness. Nominalism o Denies the existence of universals, and abstract terms exist only post res. Realism o Platonic Realism argues for the existence of universals Exegesis (Revealed and Rational) o Revealed Exegesis The Truth has been revealed through the text/scripture o Rational Exegesis Scripture needs to be taken rationally. The text isn’t infused with the Word, the writers were. o No matter what you were (Rev or Rat) you believed that God existed The answer is the same, but the method in which one gets there is different Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033–1109) o The most important ecclesiastical position in the English church o Revealed exegete o If looking for wisdom, they won’t find it in the Bible without Faith first
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course MDST 201 taught by Professor Hamonic during the Fall '10 term at University of Tennessee.

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