Thomas Aquinas claims Christianity is a science with the use of the writings of Aristotle on scientific knowledge. Aquinas also makes the claim that theology, or the study God, is a science accepted through Revelation. Faith provides ammunition for Aquinas to state that believers of Christianity have the affirmation of God already inside of them. This claim considered that divine writings were inspired by God. Aquinas stated, "The principles of any science are either in themselves self-evident, are reducible to the knowledge of a higher science are the principles of sacred doctrine." Once these documents had God’s authority approved by faith, they became indemonstrable knowledge, as Aristotle discussed in his earlier writings, and cannot be challenged.
According to Aquinas, “the author of the Holy Scripture is God, in Whose power is to signify His meaning, not by words only (as man also can do), but also by things themselves.” A person could start using syllogism based on assertions from Scripture to deduce whether ideals ...
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- The rise of Christianity in philosophy One influential cult was based upon a mystical interpretation of Plato. Neo-Platonism was like a rational science that attempted to break down and describe every aspect of the divine essence and its relationship with the human soul. An Alexandrian Jew named Philo tried using Greek philosophy to interpret the Jewish scriptures. He wanted to unite the two traditions by suggesting that the Greek philosophers had been inspired by the same God who had revealed himself to the Jews.... [tags: Religion Christian Christianity]
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- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was perhaps best known for pronouncing that “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him!” (Nietzsche, The Gay Science 388). Thinkers of the death of God theology of the American 1960s such as Thomas Altizer insisted that “we must recognize that the death of God is a historical event: God has died in our time, in our history, in our existence” (Christian Atheism 61). Although these two conceptions of the death of God differed, they had several aspects in common: they faced opposition, they thought religion was a product of human necessity, they acknowledged the importance of coexisting opposites, they expressed a certain humanism and interest in indi... [tags: Religion Papers]
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- ... In regards to drinking in the Western Europe during the postclassical period, Document 14 also says that “the consensus was that alcohol was necessary to maintain good health, while the consumption of water was absolutely dangerous.” This is a view originally adopted in the Roman Empire when wine was made in abundance and was consumed constantly due to a lack of access to drinkable water. Christianity, one of the world’s major religions still today, held the hearts, minds and courts of Western Europe.... [tags: Christianity, Black death, feudalism]
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- Early Church Augustine of Hippo - One philosopher that I found interesting was Augustine and his involvement in the early church. "Augustine is acknowledged as having been one of the most important influences on the development of the western Christianity. The theological system he developed dominated the mediaeval church until the thirteenth century and its influence is still felt today (Bradshaw, 2009)." In researching his life, I found interesting facts that originally he did have a Christian belief system.... [tags: Changes in Philosophy]
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- There always been a question of God's existence in the world because for some individuals "seeing is believing." Thus if one cannot see, touch or hear God then does he actually exist. Some scientists or scholars will espouse that he does not indeed exist but there is a scientific explanation for everything from rainbows to the sun setting at dusk. For example, a rainbow is defined as an "optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction in water droplets in Earth's atmosphere, resulting in spectrum of light appearing in the sky." One who does not believe would confirm the aforementioned explanation of what a rainbow is and accept the scientific explanati... [tags: faith, religious beliefs]
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- There has always been some sort of Christianity in history. Always new ways of doing things with each generation that comes of age. The changes that are made have not been with the idea of destroying the established ways but with bringing about a continuity to preserve what is now and what is new. This is known as the preservation of type or the first Note of fidelity of the existing developments of Christianity also known as the Principles of Christianity. There are many of these principles of Christianity, here are the basic nine: 1) The Principle of dogma, which are supernatural truths irrevocably committed to human language.... [tags: Christianity, ]
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- Why has Christianity grown so fast and how it’s spread through so many different counties. From what I have gathered from the readings I think some of the major events that happened was the temples getting destroyed over and over until they finally just kind of gave up. Also, how they stayed with other people no matter poor rich hungry cold, they even stayed and help people when the plague was there. That was when the religion really started to spread, due to people seeing more Christians survive and that Christians would take anybody in and help them.... [tags: christianity, religion, theology]
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- I. INTRODUCTION The nineteenth century was a time of great revolution both in the fields of agriculture, communication, transportation, technology, market and in the industrial sectors. It is in this period too that the collapse of great empires likes Portugal, Spain, Mughal, China, and the Holy Roman kingdoms was experienced and in their stead, arose the German, the British, the Japan and the United States realms. Great philosophical and religious leaders also dotted this century, like William Booth; the founder of the Salvation Army, Karl Max, Ellen White, John Stuart Mill the great philosopher, among others .... [tags: Theology]
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- The Final Stage of Mankind’s Education — From Nihilism to Kingdom Come ABSTRACT: I give reasons to believe that our present situation is not as bleak as some would have it. I show how the historical process can be understood in terms of a Premodernity (Aquinas), Modernity (Hegel), and Postmodernity (Nietzsche) division of human history. I argue that both Hegel and Nietzsche were fully aware that Modernity was over and that a negative Postmodern condition was to necessarily precede a consummatory positive one.... [tags: Philosophy Theology Religion Papers]
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- Liberation theology is religious phenomenon which bursts on the scene in the 1960’s. A consciousness for injustice was always prevalent in the Church, but the “theologies of liberation, particularly the classical Latin American variety, evolved in protest against the inability in Western church and missionary circles, both Catholic and Protestant, to grapple with the problems of systemic injustice.” (Boch 443) To truly understand the critiques of missiology which have been articulated by Latin American liberation theologies and Asian theologies, one must first understand liberation.... [tags: Theology, Church]
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