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Contents 1 Hidden God The Problem of Divine Hiddenness God and the Attributes Hiddenness and Transcendence Divine Love and Personality Visions and Voices Divine Presence in a Material World A God to Contend With The Scandal of ...

Author: Michael C. Rea

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192560421

Category: Religion

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The Hiddenness of God addresses the problem of divine hiddenness which concerns the ambiguity of evidence for God's existence, the elusiveness of God's comforting presence, the palpable and devastating experience of divine absence and abandonment, and more; phenomena which are hard to reconcile with the idea, central to the Jewish and Christian scriptures, that there exists a God who is deeply and lovingly concerned with the lives of humans. Michael C. Rea argues that divine hiddenness is not a problem to be explained away but rather a consequence of the nature of God himself. He shows that it rests on unwarranted assumptions and expectations about God's love for human beings. Rea explains how scripture and tradition bear testimony not only to God's love, but to God's transcendence. He shows that God's transcendence should be understood as implying that all of God's intrinsic attributes—divine love included—elude our grasp in significant ways.
2018-07-19 By Michael C. Rea

The Hiddenness of God addresses the problem of divine hiddenness which concerns the ambiguity of evidence for God's existence, the elusiveness of God's comforting presence, the palpable and devastating experience of divine absence and ...

Author: Michael C. Rea

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192560438

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Hiddenness of God addresses the problem of divine hiddenness which concerns the ambiguity of evidence for God's existence, the elusiveness of God's comforting presence, the palpable and devastating experience of divine absence and abandonment, and more; phenomena which are hard to reconcile with the idea, central to the Jewish and Christian scriptures, that there exists a God who is deeply and lovingly concerned with the lives of humans. Michael C. Rea argues that divine hiddenness is not a problem to be explained away but rather a consequence of the nature of God himself. He shows that it rests on unwarranted assumptions and expectations about God's love for human beings. Rea explains how scripture and tradition bear testimony not only to God's love, but to God's transcendence. He shows that God's transcendence should be understood as implying that all of God's intrinsic attributes—divine love included—elude our grasp in significant ways.
2018-08-16 By Michael C. Rea

1. Some Basic Tools -- 2. A Conceptual Map -- 3. Why So Late to the Show? -- 4. The Main Premise -- 5. Add Insight and Stir -- 6. Nonresistant Nonbelief -- 7. Must a God Be Loving? -- 8. The Challenge -- Coda: After Personal Gods.

Author: J. L. Schellenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198733089

Category: Atheism

Page: 142

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The hiddenness argument is an argument for atheism that has come to prominence in philosophy over the past two decades. This book offers an accessible, short, and vigorous statement of the argument by its creator. It also offers an explanation of the associated issues designed for wide consumption that clearly distinguishes the hiddenness argument from the problem of evil and establishes its claim to attention in discussions of theism and atheism.

Author: Don Cupitt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B690268

Category: Philosophical theology

Page: 219

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1971 By Don Cupitt

CHAPTER FOUR ELECTION AND THE HIDDENNESS OF GOD As S a matter of course we encounter still other questions when we now shall discuss the relationship between election and hiddenness . We have discovered that the election of God is by no ...

Author: Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802848133

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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A discussion of election in a perspective and spirit that will be quite novel to most theologians and ministers. The author contends that election can be understood only within faith, and within a spirit of doxology, for election takes place 'in Christ'. Hence election must be understood and employed in terms of the Gospel. He then repudiates theological usage which employs election and reprobation as a principle of interpretation for theology with the usual consequence of deducing from this truth a nice logical system of theology. Another powerful feature of this book is its criticism of the conception of the sovereignty of God and then makes it into a mere principle of naked 'abosolute power', and ethically neutral principle of brute force. [Book jacket].

"The purpose of this book is to outline the principal difficulties that the 'hiddenness' of God poses, and to offer solutions to the question of why God does not incontrovertibly and indubitably reveal His existence to everyone.

Author: Richard H. Corrigan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615171838

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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"The purpose of this book is to outline the principal difficulties that the 'hiddenness' of God poses, and to offer solutions to the question of why God does not incontrovertibly and indubitably reveal His existence to everyone." This concise book introduces the reader to the current debate about the issue of divine hiddenness. The author critically assesses the views of many leading philosophers, and proceeds to offer his own solutions and insights. This is a book that will be of interest not only to the academic, but also to anyone who has ever wondered why God does not simply make his existence known to everyone.
2008-06-01 By Richard H. Corrigan

If God is omnipotent, omniscient, and all-good, then one might expect no suffering, or at least much less than actually occurs. In the problem of the hiddenness of God, the feature of the world that seems puzzling, if God exists, ...

Author: Professor James A Keller

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409477792

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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Why do bad things happen, even to good people? If there is a God, why aren't God's existence and God's will for humans more apparent? And if God really does miracles for some people, why not for others? This book examines these three problems of evil – suffering, divine hiddenness, and unfairness if miracles happen as believers claim – to explore how different ideas of God's power relate to the problem of evil. Keller argues that as long as God is believed to be all-powerful, there are no adequate answers to these problems, nor is it enough for theists simply to claim that human ignorance makes these problems insoluble. Arguing that there are no good grounds for the belief that God is all-powerful, Keller instead defends the understanding of God and God's power found in process theism and shows how it makes possible an adequate solution to the problems of evil while providing a concept of God that is religiously adequate.
2013-05-28 By Professor James A Keller

and not to the hiddenness of god in god's self.241 it is also true that Luther also sees a certain hiddenness of god being revealed in the cross, but it is the hiddenness of god in revelation not the hiddenness of god in god's self.

Author: Joshua C. Miller

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625641953

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Oswald Bayer is one of the most important contemporary interpreters of Martin Luther and confessional Lutheran theologians. As a Luther scholar, Bayer has identified the precise reformational turning point in Luther's life and theology, which is also the central point for a truly Lutheran theology: the promise of a forgiving and justifying God preached in Jesus Christ. As a Lutheran theologian, Bayer stresses that this promise of God is the ultimate subject matter of all theology, and that all other theological topics have the justifying promise of God as their basis and boundary. Hanging by a Promise investigates how Bayer addresses Luther's topic of the hidden God--a God of wrath who accomplishes everything--from the standpoint of the justifying promise of God. Luther's doctrine of the hidden God has been taken up, discussed, and interpreted by many in the modern Protestant theological tradition. Yet, Bayer addresses it in a way in which others before him have not. Going beyond interpretation and evaluation, Bayer actually makes use of Luther's hidden God in his own theology. For Bayer, the hidden God is the counterpoint to God's gracious promise given in the preached Christ, a counterpoint that brings serious tension into the very heart of theology.
2015-02-13 By Joshua C. Miller

The first full-length treatment of its topic, Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason will be of interest to anyone who has sought to reach a conclusion as to God's existence, and especially to theologians and philosophers of religion.

Author: J. L. Schellenberg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801473462

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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In this clearly written and tightly argued book, J. L. Schellenberg addresses a fundamental yet neglected religious problem. If there is a God, he asks, why is his existence not more obvious? Traditionally, theists have claimed that God is hidden in order to account for the fact that the evidence of his existence is as weak as it is. Schellenberg maintains that, given the understanding of God's moral character to which theists are committed, this claim runs into serious difficulty. There are grounds, the author writes, for thinking that the perfectly loving God of theism would not be hidden, that such a God would put the fact of his existence beyond reasonable nonbelief. Since reasonable nonbelief occurs, Schellenberg argues, it follows that there is here an argument of considerable force for atheism. In developing his claim, Schellenberg carefully examines the relevant views of such theists as Pascal, Butler, Kierkegaard, Hick, and others. He clarifies their suggestions concerning Divine hiddenness and shows how they fall short of providing a rebuttal for the argument he presents. That argument, he concludes, poses a serious challenge to theism, to which contemporary theists must seek to respond. The first full-length treatment of its topic, Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason will be of interest to anyone who has sought to reach a conclusion as to God's existence, and especially to theologians and philosophers of religion.

That these clear and obvious signs are not currently available seems to be a fact both about God and about the world. A brief comment on the relation between the hiddenness of God and the problem of evil. The entire problem of evil may ...

Author: Robert McKim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190221263

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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The religious ambiguity of the world has many aspects, one of which is the hiddenness of God. Theists have proposed a number of explanations of God's hiddenness. Some putative explanations contend that the advantages of God's hiddenness ("goods of mystery") outweigh whatever benefits would result if God's existence and nature were clear to us ("goods of clarity"). Goods of mystery that have received a lot of discussion include human moral autonomy and the ability on our part to exercise control over whether we believe in the existence of God. The extent of the ambiguity that surrounds God's existence, and indeed all important religious matters, combined with our lack of an obviously correct and adequate explanation of this lack, suggest that, even if God exists, it is not important that people believe in God. Another central theme in the book is the significance of religious diversity for religious belief. The character of this diversity is such that it provides people who take a position on religious matters with reason to adopt the "Critical Stance" -- which requires people in all the religious traditions to subject their religious beliefs to critical scrutiny and hold those beliefs in a tentative way.Some contend that religious faith requires complete confidence in what is believed but tentative belief actually is sufficient to sustain many forms of religious commitment.
2015-04 By Robert McKim