A Case for the Existence of God by Dean L. Overman

By Dean L. Overman

Some of the brightest medical minds of our time, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, have made impressive insights into the earliest origins of the universe, yet have didn't finally become aware of why there's something instead of nothing—why we exist. In A Case for the life of God, Dean L. Overman examines the newest theories concerning the origins of the universe and explains why even the main refined technology can in simple terms take us thus far. eventually we needs to make a jump of religion to appreciate the area, and Overman argues bounce into theism offers the main pleasant conclusions.

Overman explores primary questions on why our global exists and the way it capabilities, utilizing ideas of common sense, physics, and theology. In a time while faith and technological know-how are usually portrayed as diametrically antagonistic, A Case for the life of God provides a clean view of the interaction among technological know-how and faith and makes a compelling case for the lifestyles of God and his position in our world.

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It is only through a personal encounter with divine love that Dante fulfills his purpose in Paradiso. Dante stresses that reason is important and helpful, but to complete the journey one must also be willing to follow the revelation of divine love. As I will discuss in describing the thought and life of Mortimer Adler, reason, coupled with a revelation of divine love, produces a very profound way of knowing. I will argue that reason is important but not sufficient. Ultimately it is the realization and experience of divine love that enhances the knowledge of the reality of God’s existence.

16 In Kantian epistemology, reason could never lead one to knowledge of God, and theological inquiry could not be made by means of rational analysis. 17 Kant wrote in a ponderous Germanic style which, coupled with his tendency to invent words and phrases and the complexity of his thought, requires careful reading. His ideas were profound, brilliant, and, with respect to the rational inquiry concerning God’s existence, modern science indicates that they were overly restrictive. Kant did not have the benefit of the discoveries and methods of contemporary physics, so his position (based on Newtonian physics) may have seemed unassailable in his time.

Rationalists, such as Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, were Continental European philosophers who took the position that reason is a more reliable path to knowledge than experience. Deductive philosophy was their method with particular emphasis on the use of mathematical logic as a dependable method of determining truth. Empiricists,14 on the other hand, such as Locke and Hume, were British philosophers who maintained that all knowledge came from direct observation of phenomena. For them sense perception was the dominant characteristic of dependable knowledge.

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