Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith, tennant, religion, scientific, reason, scudder, philosophical, rational

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The age-old problem of the rational proofs for the existence of a God has been given prominence in recent philosophical literature. The subject has long been in abeyance, and, in general, interest in philosophical theism has been on the wane ever since the traditional evidences were subjected to the devastating scrutiny of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Only in Roman Catholic handbooks of systematic theology and of metaphysics the time-honored arguments for the existence of God are submitted as scientifically valid. Revival of interest in the subject is chiefly due to contributions of certain English philosophers to the discussion of natural theism. Among these the works of Dr. F. R. Tennant, Cambridge theologian, have aroused considerable discussion.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars