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Further information: God in Catholicism. See also: God the Father in Western art. Further information: God in Islam. Further information: Manifestation of God. See also: Classical theism and Theistic Personalism. Mythology portal Philosophy portal Religion portal. Archived from the original on 3 March Retrieved 30 December Although in the Talmudic part of the Torah and especially in Kabalah G-d is referred to under the name ' Sh'chinah ' — which is feminine, this is only to accentuate the fact that all the creation and nature are actually in the receiving end in reference to the creator and as no part of the creation can perceive the creator outside of nature, it is adequate to refer to the divine presence in feminine form.
We refer to G-d using masculine terms simply for convenience's sake, because Hebrew has no neutral gender; G-d is no more male than a table is. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature , Vol. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim, p. Dawe Pandeism: This is the belief that God created the universe, is now one with it, and so, is no longer a separate conscious entity. This is a combination of pantheism God is identical to the universe and deism God created the universe and then withdrew Himself. Apart from the unlikely hypothesis of adoption from a foreign tongue, the OTeut. The former does not appear to admit of explanation; but the latter would represent the neut.
Merriam-Webster, Inc. Retrieved 19 July Christian Science. Kessinger Publishing. Islam: Empire of Faith. Retrieved 18 December Encyclopaedia of Islam Online. A Social-Science Critique". Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Sri Granth. Retrieved 30 June Archived from the original on 19 February Searching for Spiritual Unity Can There Be Common Ground? London: Longmans, Green and Co. Atheism and Theism. Blackwell Publishing. A Neomedieval Essay in Philosophical Theology. Lexington Books. Philosophy of Religion. Archived from the original on 24 April Retrieved 16 July Johnston In its most abstract form, deism may not attempt to describe the characteristics of such a non-interventionist creator, or even that the universe is identical with God a variant known as pandeism.
Pandeism combines the concepts of Deism and Pantheism with a god who creates the universe and then becomes it. Fuller Thought: The Only Reality. Pandeism is another belief that states that God is identical to the universe, but God no longer exists in a way where He can be contacted; therefore, this theory can only be proven to exist by reason.
Pandeism views the entire universe as being from God and now the universe is the entirety of God, but the universe at some point in time will fold back into one single being which is God Himself that created all. Pandeism raises the question as to why would God create a universe and then abandon it? As this relates to pantheism, it raises the question of how did the universe come about what is its aim and purpose? Rogers Ultimate Truth, Book 1.
Further review helps to accentuate the idea that natural law, existence, and the Universe which is the sum total of all that is, was, and shall be, is represented in the theological principle of an abstract 'god' rather than an individual, creative Divine Being or Beings of any kind. This is the key element which distinguishes them from Panentheists and Pandeists. As such, although many religions may claim to hold Pantheistic elements, they are more commonly Panentheistic or Pandeistic in nature. I am the Truth.
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Great Britain: Bantam Press. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 January The Demon Haunted World. New York: Ballantine Books. The Grand Design. Bantam Books. In Donald M. Borchert ed. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In the most general use of the term, agnosticism is the view that we do not know whether there is a God or not.
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In Edward Craig ed. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In the popular sense, an agnostic is someone who neither believes nor disbelieves in God, whereas an atheist disbelieves in God. In the strict sense, however, agnosticism is the view that human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist.
In so far as one holds that our beliefs are rational only if they are sufficiently supported by human reason, the person who accepts the philosophical position of agnosticism will hold that neither the belief that God exists nor the belief that God does not exist is rational. OED Online, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press. Also: person of indeterminate ideology or conviction; an equivocator. Also: holding this belief. In extended use: not committed to or persuaded by a particular point of view; sceptical. Also: politically or ideologically unaligned; non-partisan, equivocal.
The doctrine or tenets of agnostics with regard to the existence of anything beyond and behind material phenomena or to knowledge of a First Cause or God. People frequently adopt an attitude of rejection toward a position for reasons other than that it is a false proposition.
It is common among contemporary philosophers, and indeed it was not uncommon in earlier centuries, to reject positions on the ground that they are meaningless. Sometimes, too, a theory is rejected on such grounds as that it is sterile or redundant or capricious, and there are many other considerations which in certain contexts are generally agreed to constitute good grounds for rejecting an assertion.
So an atheist is someone who disbelieves in God, whereas a theist is someone who believes in God. Another meaning of 'atheism' is simply nonbelief in the existence of God, rather than positive belief in the nonexistence of God. Religion Explained. New York: Basic Books. Computer Theology. Austin, Texas: Midori Press. Retrieved 25 June Oxford: Oxford University Press. However, earlier authors and published works have promoted an agnostic points of view.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read View source View history. Heb He has made known to all those who accept his revelation not merely that it is precisely he who created the world, but above all, what it means to be Creator. The first book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, begins by asserting this truth: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" Gen Many other biblical passages repeat this truth, showing how deeply it had penetrated the faith of Israel.
Let us recall at least a few. We read in the Psalms: "The earth is the Lord's and its fullness, the world and those who dwell in it; for he has founded it upon the seas" By the word of the Lord the heavens were made The same truth is professed by the author of the Book of Wisdom: "O God of my fathers and Lord of mercy, who has made all things by your word The prophet Isaiah, speaking in the first person, quotes the word of God the Creator: "I am the Lord who made all things" The testimonies in the New Testament are no less clear.
The Letter to the Hebrews states: "By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear" The truth of creation expresses the thought that everything existing outside of God has been called into existence by him.
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In Sacred Scripture we find texts which speak clearly of this. The Book of Maccabees records the case of the mother of the seven sons. In the presence of the threat of death, she encouraged the youngest of them to profess the faith of Israel, saying to him: "Look at the heavens and the earth God did not make them out of things that existed.
So also mankind came into being" 2 Macc We read in the Letter to the Romans: "Abraham believed in God who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist" Biblical language gives us a glimpse of this significance in the opening words of the Book of Genesis: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
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Reflection after the exile resulted in a better understanding of the significance of the initial divine intervention. The Second Book of Maccabees finally presents it as a production "not out of things that existed" The Fathers of the Church and theologians further clarified the meaning of the divine action by speaking of creation "from nothing" Creatio ex nihilo; more precisely ex nihilo sui et subjecti.
In the act of creation, God is the exclusive and direct principle of the new being, to the exclusion of any pre-existing matter. As Creator, God is in a certain sense "outside" of created being and what is created is "outside" of God. At the same time the creature fully and completely owes to God its own existence its being what it is , because the creature has its origin fully and completely from the power of God. Through this creative power omnipotence God is in the creature and the creature is in him.
However, this divine immanence in no way diminishes God's transcendence in regard to everything to which he gives existence.