Mr. Philip Clayton
Title: The Problem of God in Modern Thought
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. August 2000
0802864783 / 9780802864789
Seller ID: 111090
It is widely believed that modern philosophers have dismissed the idea of God and opted instead for a secular humanism. Challenging these stereotypes through a careful study of major philosophical texts written since the Enlightenment, Philip Clayton shows how the main thinkers of the modern period have continued to wrestle with the problem of God and to make proposals for understanding the divine.
Following up on his award-winning book God and Contemporary Science, Clayton here explores the constructive resources that modern thought offers to those struggling with the notion of God as "infinite" and "perfect." He finds in the narrative of modern thought about God strong support for panentheism, the new theological movement that maintains the transcendence of God while denying the separation of God and the world.