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The artistry of belief,
This review is from: The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St.John of the Cross (Paperback)
This book attempts to show how the Christian faith developed, from earliest days up to the late mediaeval period. We see how the Christian conception of God evolved and how Christians came to understand the relationship between creator and creation.
The problem - assuming that which its to be proved. Because the starting point for all these Christian thinkers and philosophers is that God exists, is all powerful and all loving and everything is built on that assumption then you are left with a lot of very nice theories with nothing to support any of them. A bit like lots of artists painting really beautiful landscapes -.but do the places they depict really exist?
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Initial post: 18 Dec 2013 06:52:38 GMT
Mr. D. C. Williams says:
The fact of the existence of God is not the topic of Christian Spirituality but Philosophy. If you are studying spirituality it is on the basis that you already accept the existence of God. It would be a bit daft to begin a study of spirituality with the question 'does God exist'. You notion of artist and landscape does not really work. Sometimes you have to accept that the artist who painted the landscape 'witnessed' the scene, thus is exists. Seeing is not always necessary in order to believe, hence we have witnesses in court! We also have the witnesses of holy scripture, and the 'testimony' of the countless believers throughout history who have encountered God.
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