Search for dissertations about: "Existence of God"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the words Existence of God.

  1. 1. Seeing Nature as Creation : How Anti-Cartesian Philosophy of Mind and Perception Reshapes Natural Theology

    Author : Mats Wahlberg; Arne Rasmusson; John Haldane; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : natural theology; knowledge of God; philosophy of mind; perception; John McDowell; epistemological disjunctivism; problem of other minds; expression; postliberal theology; postsecular theology; Philosophy of Religion; religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : This dissertation constructively explores the implications for natural theology of (especially) John McDowell’s anti-Cartesian philosophy of mind and perception. Traditionally, an important element within natural theology is the idea that nature testifies to its creator, thereby making knowledge of a creator available to humans. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Hermetic Piety of the Mind : A Semiotic and Cognitive Study of the Discourse of Hermes Trismegistos

    Author : J. Peter Södergård; Anders Hultgård; Jörgen Podemann Sörensen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History of religions; Religionshistoria; History of religion; Religionshistoria;

    Abstract : The present work explores how the concept mind is used in the discourse of Hermes Trismegistos for the bringing forth of a Hermetic piety of mind, which culminates in mystical vision and in the divinization of the initiand. In focus are some constitutive elements of a religious discourse stemming from Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and which has survived largely in the form of spiritually instructive dialogues, written in the name of Hermes Trismegistos or in the names of those associated with him. READ MORE

  3. 3. Foundations for knowing God : Bernard Lonergan's foundations for knowledge of God and the challenge from antifoundationalism

    Author : Ulf Jonsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; B Lonergan; knowledge of God; foundationalism; antifoundationalism; cognitional theory; epistemic justification; transcendental method; basic beliefs; religious experience; Aquinas; Aristotle; H Putnam; R Rorty; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Philosophy of Religion; religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : This study deals with the theory of knowledge of God elaborated by the Canadian theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984). Lonergan's theory of knowledge of God, or his "philosophy of God", has already been the subject-matter of a number of doctoral dissertations. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Purpose of Evolution : the 'struggle for existence' in the Russian-Jewish press 1860-1900

    Author : Joakim Philipson; Per-Arne Bodin; David Gaunt; Gabriella Safran; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Darwinism; evolution; struggle for existence; reception; Jews; Russia; discourse analysis; isomorphism; integration; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : In late 19th century Russia, Darwinism was viewed as a measuring-rod of modernity. Thus, the Jewish reception of Darwinism may serve as an indicator of the extent to which the Jews in Russia were part of the modernization of Russian society. READ MORE

  5. 5. God in the act of reference : A conceptual analysis of reference and reality and its consequences for the debate on religious realism and nonrealism

    Author : Erica Appelros; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; reference; realism; nonrealism; Cupitt; reality; play; make-believe; pragmatics; God; Donnellan; Bezuidenhout; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Studies In Faiths and Ideologies; tros- och livsåskådningsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The dissertation addresses the problem of reference actualised in religiousrealism's claim that religious nonrealism is religiously inadequate since init "God" does not refer to a God existing independently of human conceptualisations. The study aims to show that the referential argument against religious nonrealism is not necessarily successful once the existential and referential presumptions of the argument are critically examined. READ MORE