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GersonidesJudaism within the Limits of Reason$
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Seymour Feldman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113447

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.001.0001

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God and his Attributes

God and his Attributes

(p.59) Three God and his Attributes

Seymour Feldman

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explains how the existence of God is philosophically provable. It adopts the terminology of Thomas Aquinas about some of the basic beliefs of monotheistic religion. In attempting to delineate the distinct domain of theology, Aquinas distinguished between the “preambles of faith” and the “articles of faith.” This chapter analyzes the underlying assumption that human reason can prove and explain some of the basic beliefs of monotheistic religion. Not only does it discuss the common ground for philosophy and faith, but it explains monotheistic religions without religiously based assumptions. It describes the ontological proof of Anselm of Canterbury and points out various arguments about the world and how they cannot be explained without positing the existence of God.

Keywords:   Thomas Aquinas, monotheistic religion, preambles of faith, articles of faith, Anselm of Canterbury

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