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  Aristotelian view of God - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Aristotelian theory each Unmoved Mover continuously contemplates its own contemplation, and everything that fits the second meaning of "being" by having its source of motion in itself, moves because the knowledge of its Mover causes it to emulate this Mover (or should).
Aristotelian theology was accepted by many later Jewish philosophers, such as Maimonides, Gersonides, Samuel Ibn Tibbon and many others; their views of God are considered mainstream by many Jews of all denominations even today.
Aristotelian theology was also accepted by many later Christian and Islamic philosophers and theologians in the medieval era, notably Thomas Aquinas.
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 Encyclopedia: Aristotelian view of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
God is the term used to denote the Supreme Being ascribed by monotheistic religions to be the creator, ruler and/or the sum total of, existence.
God is a name given in English to the one supreme being, as postulated, especially but not exclusively, by the three major Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) as well as Hinduism (Brahman), Sikhism and Zoroastrianism.
God is made manifest in the world through inspiration and the creation of possibility, but not by miracles or violations of the laws of nature.
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 God - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
God as an old man, a Zeus or Odin.) A belief in a "God" or gods is found in all cultures, although followers of a particular God or gods may consider other gods to be inferior.
Cosmological arguments for the existence of God attempt to derive the existence of God from the existence of the universe.
Neopaganists teach that communication from the gods is usually direct and experiential, and do not have the concepts of "scripture", "prophet" or "revelation" in the sense used by the Abrahamic religions.
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All theologies begin with a notion of "god;" different theologies have been grouped and classified according to their views on two fundamental issues: is God singular or plural, and is God transcendent or immanent, or both.
Theism is the belief that God is both transcendent and immanent; thus, God is simultaneously infinite and in some way present in the affairs of the world.
Neopaganism teaches that communication from the gods is usually direct and experiential, and do not have the concepts of "scripture", "prophet" or "revelation" in the sense used by the Abrahamic religions.
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 God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The word "God" comes from the Old English/German/Norse language family and is equivalent to the derivatives of the Latin word "Deus".
Many monotheistic concepts of a "God" descend from the Abrahamic tradition of YHVH ("I am that I am", "I am the One Who Is," "He who cannot be named").
Agnosticism holds that a god or gods may or may not exist, but is doubtful or noncommittal.
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 Western Concepts of God [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
God created the universe according to eternal patterns in his mind and it is an expression of his thought, however incomplete an expression the cosmos may be.
On this view it is possible to claim that to know "God" is not to know the existence and attributes of a metaphysical being, but the use of a term and its connections to a life style.
God is immutable in a weaker and less problematic sense if it is required only that he does not change in his character and purpose.
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While certain of the traditional attributes of God such as omnipotence or omniscience (particularly divine foreknowledge) have been thoroughly--and, one is tempted to say, nearly exhaustively--analyzed and defended in recent philosophical literature, others of the divine attributes such as God's eternity have received scant and generally superficial analysis.
Given that God is in time, therefore, it is evident that His is not the time which is determined by Einstein's operational definitions and subject to dilation, the relativity of simultaneity, and inversion of events.
To say that 15 billion years ago, God created the universe is not to say that God is subject to the laws of planetary motion, but is merely to apply to God's time a conventional metric which marks off a duration equal to the duration of an earthly orbit about the sun.
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 Reviews of The New Mormon Challenge
I regard this view as untenable because evils such as the Holocaust, or physical pain arising from being burned in a forest fire, or torturing little children just for the fun of it, are not merely the lack of good but positively evil.
God is immanent in all of the processes whereby order arises out of the chaos, for the manifestation of order that arises out of the material universe expresses (in part) God's intelligence and arises (in part) from God's organizing power.
God is immediately present to all things in the sense that he acts upon, is acted upon by and is aware of all things immediately.
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 Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives
God does not (we think) have exhaustive, definite foreknowledge of every detail of the future, but has so arranged things that the future would be created through divine-creaturely interaction.
God knows that whatever he wills and determines will come to pass, but if God is free and creatures are free he cannot always know in advance exactly what will happen.
God is not an impassible Buddha, untouched by the troubles of mortal existence.
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 -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
On one occasion, a student asked me why it was wrong for the Egyptians to kill Jewish children, but right for God to kill all of the first-born Egyptians.
Staring at the alleged seven-year-old (I was sure he was really a divinity school student in disguise), I realized that the only answer I had was an academic one, developed over years of too much theology education: "The Jews don't take an Aristotelian view of God, in which God is an immutable, perfect being.
God's reasoning may not make sense to us, but that's because we do not have access to God's mind."
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 What is the Kabbalah?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
These books are generally viewed as mysticism, in contrast to the Talmud and its vast commentary, which is viewed by Jewish scholars as rational.
Then there were writers such as Aziel ben Menachem, who sought to describe the deity and reconcile Judaism with the Aristotelian view of God.
These speculators even taught that God did not directly create the universe but that this was done through ten spheres, that is, indirectly.
www.jbuff.com /c032504.htm   (643 words)

 aristotelian view of god
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