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Transition to Part Two: God and Humans The Medieval Project I. Presuppositions of Part Two a. God exists b. God no longer can be seen acting in the world c. God is the most important object of human investigation (contemplation) II. The Medieval Project a. To prove the propositions of revealed religion are true, or to prove that they are consistent III. Christian Creeds a. Baptismal: Apostles’ Creed b. Doctrinal: Nicene Creed c. Judaism: Shema: “Hear O Israel, the Lord God is one” d. Islam: “There is no god but God, and Mohamad is his prophet” IV. The Structure of the Middle Ages a. The Origin of the Middle Ages (476-580) b. The First Dark Age (580-800) c. The Carolingian Renaissance (800-880) d. The Second Dark Age (880-1100) i. Anselm of Canterbury e. The High Middle Ages (1100-1276) f. The Decline and End of the Middle Ages (1276-1349) V. A Problem, a Constraint, and other Problem a. Problem: Two Models of God are inconsistent i. They are contraries ii. The contain contradictory propositions
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