Foundations - Knowledge of Gods existence

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  • Foundations
    • Natural Theology
      • Calvin
        • There is an innate seed of God's nature within us.
          • Epistemic distance created
      • Aquinas
        • Our duty to fulfil our purpose that has been given by God
          • Natural Law
      • Barth
        • Rejection
          • Only self revelation of God alone
          • God cannot be known through the works of others
          • Incapable of working out right and wrong
      • Cicero
        • all human societies have an innate sense of the divine
    • Revealed Knowledge
      • Aquinas
        • Special Revelation
          • specific and special usually revealed to a prophet.
      • Calvin
        • Sin stops us being able to gain natural knowledge
      • Don't need as much knowledge as you do for Natural Theology
      • Through scripture and God revealing himself to us straight away
    • Romans 1:18 & ACTS 17:16-34
      • "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness"
    • Inductively   - a posterori
      • through the 5 senses
    • Deductively - a prior
      • through human reason and logic


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