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Whitehead"s conceptions of God and religion

by James Hudson

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This book is based upon a detailed and critical examination of Iqbal's concept of God as expounded in Chapter II of The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. His concept of God is a finite (panentheistic) one and is based largely upon Iqbal's reading of Western philosophy (Hegel, Whitehead . This book is intended as a contribution towards the renewal of theological discourse in the final quarter of the twentieth century. It presents the findings from personal research into the development of the concept of God in the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and the application of his conceptual tools in a re-examination of the writings of some fourth-century Christian theologians in.

Concept of God or Ultimate Reality has been elaborated in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikh Religion. The nature of Physical Reality revealed by Wave Function of QM is briefly discussed. Whitehead’s philosophy was not created as a religious philosophy, as Buddhism was, with an explicitly soteriological purpose. Nevertheless, Whitehead does state that philosophy should reveal what has been obscured, and should serve to correct our mistaken perceptions: “Philosophy is the self-correction by consciousness of its own initial.

As a non-religious person and a parent of two children, know that this is the first of many questions you are going to get about religion. Check out the book Parenting Beyond Belief, which address this and many questions about raising kids without religion or structured belief system. Robert W. Bertram. The object of this paper is to point out two contrasting strains of religious feeling which appear in Whitehead’s writings, to show how each is related to certain features of his cosmology, and to make some suggestions about the outcome of his theory of God and the world.


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Whitehead"s conceptions of God and religion by James Hudson Download PDF EPUB FB2

During his years of teaching philosophy at Harvard University, Alfred North Whitehead aroused newly intense questions concerning God and the World. Here are some selections from Religion in the Making, Science and the Modern World and Process and : Emily Mace.

Indeed, as Ford himself admits, the concept of God as the conceptual valuation of eternal objects was already present in Religion in the Making, Whitehead’s previous book. 36 There Whitehead wrote about God that "[t]his ideal world of conceptual harmonization is merely a description of God himself," then added that "the nature of God is the.

The Abrahamic God in this sense is the conception of God that remains a common attribute of all three traditions.

God is conceived of as eternal, omnipotent, omniscient and as the creator of the universe. God is further held to have the properties of. Whitehead's Observations On Religion.

Like many other world sages, Alfred North Whitehead () saw in religion at least a few commendable and redeemable traits. solitariness. It runs through three stages, if it evolves to its final satisfaction.

It is the transition from God the void to God the enemy, and from God the enemy to God. Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism. This original interpretation of the religious thought of Alfred North Whitehead highlights Whitehead’s moves from mechanism to organism, and from force to persuasion to offer a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.

Whitehead’s process metaphysics tends to render God impersonal and disconnected from traditional theistic accounts of religion. Note that it is possible to accept evolutionary Aristotelianism as “self-evident,” while rejecting the concepts of telos and progress in Whitehead.

In order to understand how Whitehead developed the concept of God, one may begin by comparing his earlier works such as The Principles of Natural Knowledge () and The Concept of Nature () with his later works such as Science and the Modern World (), Religion in the Making () and Process and Reality ().

In the former, he. He knows, as ought we all, that God is always more than our concept of God, not necessarily because God is higher or more mighty, but because God is more loving.

and perhaps more tender and vulnerable, than we can possibly imagine. Whitehead criticizes Christians, Jews, and Muslims who imagine God in non-tender terms.

Alfred North Whitehead return to religion-online Alfred North Whitehead by Norman Pittenger Dr. Pittenger, philosopher and theologian, was a senior member of King’s College, Cambridge for many years, then Professor of Christian Apologetics at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, before retiring in The main works of Wieman which contain discussions of the conception of God are: Religious Experience and Scientific Method (), The Wrestle of Religion with Truth (), The Issues of Life (), Normative Psychology of Religion (), The Growth of Religion (), and The Source of Human Good ().

The new, and almost profane, concept of the goodness of God replaces the older emphasis on the will of God. In a communal religion you study the will of God in order that He may preserve you; in a purified religion, rationalized under the influence of the world-concept, you. This book is intended as a contribution towards the renewal of theological discourse in the final quarter of the twentieth century.

It presents the findings from personal research into the development of the concept of God in the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and the application of his conceptual tools in a re-examination of the writings of some fourth-century Christian theologians in Author: Laurence F.

Wilmot. "The Concept of God is an excellent treatment of an increasingly critical issue in philosophical theology. With characteristic clarity and forthrightness, Dr.

Nash judiciously evaluates competing conceptions of deity, and in the end recommends an understanding of God that is both theologically sound and philosophically acceptable."Reviews: The concept of God, divinities and spirits in African traditional religious ontology has been a controversial and misunderstood concept.

Various factors led to this controversy and misunderstanding, such as prejudice by Western scholars who measured African traditional religious concept with Christianity. Other. [ Pdf Der Eine und die Vielen: Ägypt. Gottesvorstellungen ¸ tristan-da-cunha PDF ] by Erik Hornung ½ The best modern take on religion in anc.

History Concepts of science and religion. The concepts of "science" and "religion" are a recent invention: "religion" emerged in the 17th century in the midst of colonization and globalization and the Protestant Reformation, "science" emerged in the 19th century in the midst of attempts to narrowly define those who studied nature.

Originally what is now known as "science" was pioneered as. About God Part 1: How concepts of God have developed: Origins. Human problems. Animism. Sponsored link. The range of beliefs about origins: According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions - AD 30 to ," there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of large faith groups, and many.

26 I. Leclerc, “The Problem of God in Whitehead’s System,” Process Studies (), On line here. 27 Religion in the Making (new impression, Cambridge ), 28 “The Problem of God in Whitehead’s System,” online version, section IV.

29 Process and Reality, "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions.4/5(4).

concept or the philosophy of God. This led them into giving all forms of derogatory names to African Traditional Religion. This paper examines the concept and philosophy of African Traditional Religion from the viewpoint of Africans. It presents the worldview, philosophical nature and foundation of African Traditional Religion.

Spinozism (also spelled Spinozaism) is the monist philosophical system of Baruch Spinoza that defines "God" as a singular self-subsistent Substance, with both matter and thought being attributes of such.

In a letter to Henry Oldenburg, Spinoza wrote: "as to the view of certain people that I identify god with nature (taken as a kind of mass or corporeal matter), they are quite mistaken".And the reason that Americans have such divergent views is the simple reason of not knowing God. The Bible is the only religious book that explains "who He is," how He expects us to honor Him, and how He expects us to conduct ourselves while on planet Earth.

And that is the reason why we prepared the SPECIAL REPORT, The Creation Of The The Holy Bible -- The Holy Scriptures.In this book a selection of 15 papers explores Whiteheads educational ideas which are based on his radical process approach.

Following the Introduction which presents Whiteheads criticism of traditional education and the false psychology which it is based on, the book is divided into two major parts.