Proofs for Eternity, Creation and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy

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UPC:
9780195049534
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
1987-08-06
Author:
Herbert A. Davidson
Language:
english
Edition:
1St Edition

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The central debate of natural theology among medieval Muslims and Jews concerned whether or not the world was eternal. Opinions divided sharply on this issue because the outcome bore directly on God's relationship with the world: eternity implies a deity bereft of will, while a world with a beginning leads to the contrasting picture of a deity possessed of will. In this exhaustive study of medieval Islamic and Jewish arguments for eternity, creation, and the existence of God, Herbert Davidson provides a systematic classification of the proofs, analyzes and explains them, and traces their sources in Greek philosophy. Throughout the study, Davidson tries to take into account every argument of a philosophical character, disregarding only those arguments that rest entirely on religious faith or which fall below a minimal level of plausibility.

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