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Yes. In his book, The Problem of Pain, popular Christian author C.S. Lewis discusses Adam's sin in the context of Scientific understanding of his time, which included Darwinism. He presents an understanding in which those creatures, guided by the hand of God, became man. Despite Lewis' prominence in twentieth century Christianity, this particular viewpoint ...


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Anselm of Canterbury attempts to do exactly this in his Monologion, an 11th century work that attempts to logically deduce God's existence and attributes without the use of Scripture. Overview in Proslogion Anselm's later and better-known work, Proslogion, provides a helpful summary: after establishing the existence of God through the ontological argument ...


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The problem is known as "theodicy". Actually, this is just one portion of the problem of theodicy, but it's part of the "How can a good God permit evil?" question. "How God could create beings that will go to Hell" is subset of the problem of theodicy. This is one of the most commonly covered questions in the field of Apologetics. A Bing/Google/(Choose ...


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Plantinga is definitely a Calvinist, though most Calvinists would call him an inconsistent one. Reformed teaching plays a very significant, if at-times tangential, role in much of his work. (For example his work on epistemology is known as Reformed Epistemology) He's known for Molinism because of his books God, Freedom & Evil and The Nature of Necessity ...


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church has this to say with regard to the soul itself: In Sacred Scripture the term "soul" often refers to human life or the entire human person. But "soul" also refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is most especially in God's image: "soul" signifies the spiritual ...


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Another possible interpretation is offered by the 20th Century Catholic theologian Karl Rahner. In Foundations of the Christian Faith he argues that original sin can be thought of as the result of how all humanity is interconnected with one another. The example he uses is buying a banana. Not, on the surface, a "sinful" decision. But if, at the other end of ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas, in his Summa Theologiæ ("Sum of Theologies"), answers the question "Whether the trinity of the divine persons can be known by natural reason?" by saying: It is impossible to attain to the knowledge of the Trinity by natural reason. For, as above explained (Question [12], Articles [4],12), man cannot obtain the knowledge of God by ...


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Christian morality has historically tended to be regarded as absolute, leaving no room for a fact-value distinction, although some modern philosophers would disagree. R. Scott Smith argues in In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy, page 18, there are at least a few moral truths we do not know, which means that, strictly speaking, ...


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I have been reading Girard for a while. His theory has transformed the way I understand Christianity completely. I can't praise his work enough. At first glance the mimetic theory may appear at odds with the penal substitution atonement, especially if you stop at his book "Things Hidden" where he calls his view the "non sacrificial" approach. He was ...


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"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." It's simple, it is the essence of Christianity. A non-christian cannot love as a christian because christian love is a love that goes against our human nature. Our human nature tells us to love those who love us and hate those who hate us. But God's love says do good to those who persecute you, ...



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