Religious Language Brief Notes

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Contains Philosophers, their views, quotes and keywords.

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Key
Words
Truth-clai
ms:
Stating
something
you
believe to
be true
e.g. "Jesus
is alive
today.…read more

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To
express
emotions
e.g. "We
are truly
sorry and
repent our
sins."
Performat
ive
language:
To
announce
and action
e.g. "Let
us
worship
God."
Univocal:
Word that
has only
one
meaning,
always
e.g. boy
Equivocal:
Word that
has more
than one
meaning
e.g.
bat-anima
l or
bat-sports
equipmen
t
Cognitive:
A
statement
which is
subject to
being true
or false
e.g. "The
game was
good."
Non-Cogn
itive: A
statement
not
subject to
being true
or false
e.g.…read more

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Vienna
Circle: The
group of
philosoph
ers that
came up
with
logical
positivism
.
Verificatio
n
Principle:
The belief
that
statement
s are only
meaningfu
l if they
can be
verified by
the
senses.
Tautology
: A logical
statement
that we
can know
to be true
by
definition.…read more

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Silence
is to
praise
Thee."
Psalm
65:2
"Most of
what we
can say
informati
vely is
metaphor
ical,
allegorica
l, and
untranslat
able into
literal
positive
truths."
Maimoni
des
"Dies a
death by
a
thousand
qualificati
ons."
Flew
"To
whom
can you
liken
God?
With
what
equal can
you
confront
him?"
Isaiah
40:18
"Now it
can be
shown
how God
is not, by
denying
whatever
is
opposed
to him.…read more

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Aquinas
"Stateme
nts in
religious
language,
like
moves in
games,
are
context-d
ependant
." Peter
Donovan
"A
statemen
t that
cannot be
conclusiv
ely
verified
cannot be
verified
at all."
Friedrich
Waisma
nn of the
Vienna
Circle
"A myth
is a story
which is
told, but
which is
not
literally
true."
John
Hick
"There is
nothing
both
literal and
positive
that we
can say
about
God.…read more

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Macquar
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