Unformatted text preview: PHI 247 9.20.07 Realism (via affirmation): one can have a direct, positive knowledge of God Nominialism (via Negativa) one can only have a negative understanding of God – an understanding only in name (in nomino) St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Analogy (via Analogia): An analogical knowledge of God – “The Middle way” Who is this god, of nature, origin, & identity? Nietzche is concerned with the god of the West. Such a god is the source of all things, of truth and inspiration. Across the New Testament: I am the word. The source of being is also the source of value and truth. Values find their strict interpretation in the will of God. There is no longer any overarching truth to human life. As Nietzsche said, the question “Why?” no longer applies. The question appears: How did God’s death occur? There was no longer felt a need for the old god, science, an omnipotent technology, replaced him. The death of god in the narrower sense, in the theological sense, is an exchange of one belief system to another belief system. The Judeo-Christian Go d theological sense, is an exchange of one belief system to another belief system....
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