Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology

The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology is a recent book edited by William Lane Craig and JP Moreland.

The Amazon page says 'With the help of in-depth essays from some of the world's leading philosophers, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology explores the nature and existence of God through human reason and evidence from the natural world.'

Despite the world's leading Christian philosophers producing a mighty book of 704 pages on the nature of God, they do not even attempt to produce an argument to show that the god they worship is a Trinity.

I guess Christian philosphers can produce not one single rational argument about the 'nature' of God which supports their dogma that they worship a Trinity.


Blogger gabriel said...

Never mind, of course, that the question of the Trinity has traditionally been regarded as a matter of revealed truth, and not a truth accessible by intellect alone. Hence, not a matter for Natural Theology.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Steven Carr said...

So it is agreed that the best Christian arguments about the nature of God cannot even begin to show that there is a Christian Triune God and that this is a matter of 'revealed truth' ie somebody made it up without evidence and then said that he had the truth, and that other people did not have the truth.

What else is 'revealed truth' except dogmatic claims without any evidence?

9:56 PM  
Blogger gabriel said...

"'revealed truth' ie somebody made it up without evidence"

Bravo. If you assume revelation is false, then what it postulates is false. If, on the other hand, you establish the reliability of a given source of revelation, then the content of that revelation becomes an object of reasonable belief; just as a reliable atlas gives you reason to believe that Prince George exists in northern Canada.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Steven Carr said...

What a shame that nobody has established that any god has ever spoken to any human being.

It is a fact that human beings made up stories about their god creating the world.

They did it in lots of cultures.

They even made up stories about their God coming down from Heaven to be born on earth , so he could tell his friends how to get free money by looking in the mouth of a fish.

8:47 AM  
Blogger WAR_ON_ERROR said...

Geez, can't you wait until volume 2? There was too much evidence in volume 1 to get to the Trinity!

1:57 AM  
Blogger pcraig said...

gabriel is right. Your point about natural theology/arguments for a Trinitarian God doesn't stand up.

3:44 AM  
Blogger pcraig said...

PS From what I remember, CS Lewis writes about the Trinity in Mere Christianity. Might be something interesting in there.

5:14 AM  

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