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Featuring a distinctively and intentionally Christian philosophy of faith, Loving knowledge addresses quite a lot of subject matters and questions. Copan recognizes the problems, secret, and confrontation of faith, and rather than utilizing the language of "proofs," he makes an attempt to teach how the Christian religion does a way more enough activity of answering quite a lot of questions.

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J. Ayer) or "teavy" and "toovy" (Rudolf Carnap) created the universe. This issue-"the problem of religious language"-arises because statements like "God is love" can't be positively verified or "scientifically" shown to be meaningful. After all, what empirical evidence would show that God, if he exists, couldn't be love? What amount of evil would it take to falsify this statement? If the believer can't show this, then his belief is meaningless. "' Or some might protest that they just don't know what is meant by "God" since this concept doesn't remotely resemble anything we experience in everyday life.

Fourth, the triune persons are deeply interrelated or mutually indwell one another, sharing a necessary, unbreakable oneness. We earlier noted that humans possess a common nature. You and I have the same nature as Plato and Socrates. This nature makes us what we are-human. When it comes to God, we need further clarification. Though I share the same human nature with my students, they are separate and distinct from me; it's possible for me to exist without them-or vice versa. The members of the Trinity, however, are inseparably related.

In addition, God's essentially other-oriented relationality goes a long way in addressing certain concerns-and misconceptions-feminists raise regarding an autocratic, dictatorial male deity. Finally, the Trinity contributes to a resolution of the problem of the One and the Many-what philosopher William James called philosophy's most central problem. The ancient philosopher Heraclitus said that ultimate reality is many and changing-that is, no unity. On the other hand, Parmenides claimed that reality is one and unchanging-that is, no plurality.

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