9780195049534-0195049535-Proofs for Eternity, Creation and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy

Proofs for Eternity, Creation and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy

ISBN-13: 9780195049534
ISBN-10: 0195049535
Edition: 1St Edition
Author: Davidson, Herbert A.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 448 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195049534
ISBN-10: 0195049535
Edition: 1St Edition
Author: Davidson, Herbert A.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 448 pages

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Acknowledged authors Davidson, Herbert A. wrote Proofs for Eternity, Creation and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy comprising 448 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195049535 and 9780195049534. Since then Proofs for Eternity, Creation and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.05 or rent at the marketplace.

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The central debate of natural theology among medieval Muslims and Jews concerned whether or not the world was eternal. Opinions divided sharply on this issue because the outcome bore directly on God's relationship with the world: eternity implies a deity bereft of will, while a world with a beginning leads to the contrasting picture of a deity possessed of will. In this exhaustive study of medieval Islamic and Jewish arguments for eternity, creation, and the existence of God, Herbert Davidson provides a systematic classification of the proofs, analyzes and explains them, and traces their sources in Greek philosophy. Throughout the study, Davidson tries to take into account every argument of a philosophical character, disregarding only those arguments that rest entirely on religious faith or which fall below a minimal level of plausibility.

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