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Divine Hiddenness : New Essays - Daniel Howard-Snyder

Divine Hiddenness

New Essays

By: Daniel Howard-Snyder (Editor), Paul Moser (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th May 2002
ISBN: 9780521006101
Number Of Pages: 256

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For many people the existence of God is by no means a sufficiently clear feature of reality. This problem, the fact of divine hiddenness, has been a source of existential concern and has sometimes been taken as a rationale for support of atheism or agnosticism. In this new collection of essays, a distinguished group of philosophers of religion explore the question of divine hiddenness in considerable detail. The issue is approached from several perspectives including Jewish, Christian, atheist and agnostic. There is coverage of the historical treatment of divine hiddenness as found in the work of Maimonides, St. John of the Cross, Jonathan Edwards, Kierkegaard, and various Biblical writers. A substantial introduction clarifies the main problems of and leading solutions to divine hiddenness. Primarily directed at philosophers of religion, theologians, and scholars of religious studies, this collection could also serve as a textbook for upper-level courses in philosophy of religion.

'... this collection is an accessible as well as insightful source on the philosophical dimensions of divine hiddenness. It is therefore highly recommended to students and specialists alike.' International Journal for Philosophy of Religion '... required reading for all serious students of apologetics and philosophical theology.' Themelios

Introduction
The Problem of Divine Hiddenness Posed
What the hiddenness of God reveals: a collaborative discussion
What is the problem of the hiddenness of God?
Thematic Historical Responses
The hiddenness of God: a puzzle or a real problem?
St. John of the Cross and the necessity of divine hiddenness
Jonathan Edwards and the hiddenness of God
A Kierkegaardian view of Divine Hiddenness
Contemporary Responses
Divine hiding and cognitive idolatry
Deus Absconditus
Divine hiddenness: what is the problem?
Seeking but not believing: confessions of a practicing agnostic
The silence of the God who speaks
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ISBN: 9780521006101
ISBN-10: 0521006104
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th May 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.34  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.35