9781623567491

Love of a God of Love Towards a Transformation of the Philosophy of Religion

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-28
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Traditionally, religious belief has in the philosophy of religion been understood along more orless epistemological lines. Love of a God of Love develops another understanding of belief, where the moralconcept of love is central. In this context, what isdistinctive about the concept of love is that it is both the "what" and the "how" of belief: forthe one who loves a God of love, the concept of love characterizes both the content side andthe act side of the belief. In that respect, this understanding of religious belief makes itpossible to avoid certain formalist difficulties, arising when the "what" and the "how" ofbelief are sharply distinguished.

Author Biography

Dr. Hugo Strandberg is Lecturer in theDepartment of Philosophy at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His previous publications are Escaping My Responsibility: Investigations into the Nature of Morality(Peter Lang, 2009) and The Possibility of Discussion: Relativism, Truth and Criticism of Religious Beliefs (Ashgate, 2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Formalism and negativism
2. The sources of theology
3. Phillips and the idea of a contemplative philosophy
4. Love of a God of love
5. Freedom and choice
6. Togetherness and community
7. The miraculous
8. Nature
9. The negative miracle
10. Arguing, thinking
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