We have already covered that God can communicate with Christians in many ways, both through General and Special Revelation. Similarly, Muslims believe that Allah has communicated with them in different ways about how he wants Muslims to act. Some of these ways include : Directly (special revelation) - this could be a voice, vision or it … Continue reading Divine Command Theory/ Moral Autonomy
What is Revelation? The word revelation comes from the Latin 'revelere' which means to unveil. Basically, it is the communication of things which are unknown by reason alone to mankind. This means we cannot know fully about things that are beyond our human understanding - such as things like the afterlife, the soul or God's … Continue reading General and Special Revelation – Types of Revelation, Strengths and Weaknesses.
What is the Euthyphro Dilemma? The Euthyphro Dillemma explained as well as the Strengths and Weaknesses of each side of the dilemma. Revision Guide for Morality and Moral Philosophy
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For Scientific Materialists, it is unreasonable to believe that a God or Supernatural being created the Universe. Instead, they deduce through scientific reasoning and the scientific method that the origin of the Universe can be explained solely through science with no religious input. One believer of this approach is Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist who … Continue reading Origin of the Universe – The Scientific Approach
Professor Alan Lurie writes about his beliefs on What God is. He is from a Jewish faith and this could be useful when asked in an exam or assignment about beliefs about God. As a rabbi, I am often asked to define the word “God.” And as a person whose life is centred on knowing … Continue reading Is God A Man In the Sky? – Huffington Post Article
This is a summary of what Muslims believe about God. The Arabic word for God is Allah, that is what many Muslims call him as most of islamic texts and words are written in Arabic. Tawhid Muslims believe in Tawhid - this is the belief that there is one supreme god. Muslims are Monotheistic, this … Continue reading Islam – Beliefs in God
Is it reasonable to believe that God Created the Universe? (20 Marks) Below is a model answer of the above question. I have added in some links to help with additional reading. This is a question that has been widely debated for years and as scientific advances happen, fresh debates also happen. In order for … Continue reading Is it Reasonable to Believe that God Created the Universe? Higher Model Answer
Christians would agree with the descriptions of God detailed above. Christians are monotheists. This means that they believe there is only one God. It is very difficult to describe God, because everyday language is always about ordinary things but God is not ordinary. God is 'holy', meaning special, separate and different. It is important to remember … Continue reading Christianity – Nature of God
What is God like? Is he a old man with a white beard living on a cloud? Is god a woman? Does God have a physical form? There are many interpretations of what God is like. Christians believe that God is every where, knows everything and you are able to have a personal relationship with … Continue reading What is God Like? Attributes of God