By Santiago Sia
The essays during this assortment, which study the philosophies of Charles Hartshorne and A.N. Whitehead, symbolize the author’s trip through the years to accomplish a better figuring out of yes facets of the Christian faith through employing their metaphysical structures. one of the subject matters mentioned are: cause and religion, techniques of God, the matter of evil, the doctrine of immortality, faith and technological know-how, faith in lifestyles, and philosophy and literature. additionally incorporated during this quantity is the first bibliography of Hartshorne’s philosophical works.
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The Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. XI (Macmillan, 1987), pp. 165-171. PSG, p. 501. 505. 22 Because change and growth, in response to environment, characterise human personality, it does not follow (hat they also characterise the personality of God. On the contrary, their presence in our form of personality is an obvious sign of our finiteness. They are not essential to the spiritual qualities of which they are (in the finite case) conditions. 23 But a brief answer may be in order. If by the accusation is meant that we cannot apply anything observable in human experience, then this is to leave ourselves open to the objection that we have no other way of knowing about anything, including God, except through and in human experience.
206. 71. 19 less. For if someone or something is completely outside change, is he or it not by that fact timeless? From a previous quotation which stated that 'we do not have to regard changelessness as equivalent to timelessness,' Davies, it would appear, would not accept my argument. He finds support in a reference to something which is changeless in two temporal beings which change: the universe and John. e. what is changeless is an abstract aspect of the universe or of John while that which is temporal is the concrete aspect of the two entities in question.
I have already explained some of their reasons. But a number of process thinkers seek further support in the doctrine of the Incarnation, presuming that we accept it. According to them, Christians believe that Jesus Christ has taught us what God is really like: someone who is generally concerned with our welfare. His teachings describe God as a loving father, in language that leaves no doubt as to what God's nature is. Furthermore, Christians believe that Jesus is God, that he is God incarnate.