Teodorescu, Valentin – Intre Dumnezeu si monstrul zburator de spaghete

Teodorescu, Valentin - Intre Dumnezeu si monstrul zburator de spaghete. Argumentele lui Plantinga pentru existenta lui Dumnezeu

Dupa o perioada de pauza, valoroasa editura oradeana Ratio & Revelatio, condusa de domnul Otniel Veres, revine in peisajul editorial cu un titlu din domeniul apologeticii crestine.

Teodorescu, Valentin, Intre Dumnezeu si monstrul zburator de spaghete. Argumentele lui Plantinga pentru existenta lui Dumnezeu

Autorul, care ]n prezent este doctorand in domeniul filosofiei religiei la Frankfurt, a studiat, intre altele, filosofie si teologie, avind preocupari constante in domeniul filosofiei stiintei si al teologiei fundamentale.

Iata o succinta prezentare a cartii, asa cum apare ea pe situl editurii.

Există Dumnezeu? De ce credem în El? Dacă într-adevăr este înscrisă în om o tendință naturală de a crede în Dumnezeu, cum putem distinge care dintre numeroasele abordări religioase este cea corectă? Iată cîteva întrebări esențiale la care studiul de față oferă un răspuns pertinent, pornind de la argumentele unuia dintre cei mai proeminenţi filosofi contemporani ai religiei.

Felicitari domnului Vaentin Teodorescu. Si la cit mai multe carti bune.

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Martin Marty – Plantinga and Theism

Chelsea Clinton, Hedy Lamarr, Shakespeare as author of Titus Andronicus (seen in the family of “torture-porn” art), and Damien Hirst, major-major painter of images ( “dead animals—sharks, zebras, piglets. . . and cigarette butts,” according to The New York Times), Alvin Plantinga and God share page one of The Arts section of the print edition of The New York Times on December 14. All but Plantinga are from genres and types that are regularly visible on such a page. God is familiar there but, in the nature of the case, is invisible. Plantinga is a Christian philosopher, of a caste not familiar there. What did Jennifer Schuessler and her editors find about Plantinga that “warranted” his being featured in unfamiliar media territory?

What was it about Plantinga that “warranted” his being featured in this Sightings, which too rarely discusses Analytical Philosophy with a Christian cast and focus? Speculate: could it be that after two recent columns on “atheism” we wanted to follow media habits and give “theism” equal time? Or after fifty weeks of “public religion” of noisy sorts, was it time for accent on the life of the mind, a way of celebrating sacred holidays in the secular mix? Or could it simply be that Plantinga and theism deserve such notice? Answer: mainly the last of these. Continue reading “Martin Marty – Plantinga and Theism”

Renewing the Evangelical Mission

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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston organises on 13-15 October 2009 the conference entitled Renewing the Evangelical Mission, in honour of Dr. David F. Wells, former Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology and current Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Among the main speakers at this conference will be Os Guinness, J.I. Packer, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Horton, Miroslav Volf and Cornelius Plantinga.

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