The Logic of God Incarnate

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Apr 6, 2001 - Religion - 222 pages
This book is a philosophical examination of the logical problems associated with the claim that Jesus of Nazareth was one and the same person as God the Son, the Second Person of the divine Trinity. How can a being or person who is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, etc., have become human given that humans are limited in knowledge and beset with weaknesses? Unless this belief in the incarnation is to be dismissed as pious sentimentality, a philosophical case must be made for at least the possible rationality of the idea. Tom Morris makes such an attempt in this book. Indeed, although it claims only to be arguing that the idea of God Incarnate is not impossible, The Logic of God Incarnate confronts the preponderance of modem philosophical argumentation against the incarnation and manages to put the traditional doctrine in a quite plausible light.
 

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Describes some of the logical implications of Jesus being both human and divine. Great stuff, if you like that kind of thing. Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Alternatives to Orthodoxy
33
Divine and Human Existence
56
Jesus and the Attributes of Deity
71
The Necessity of Gods Goodness
108
Tempting God
137
A Cosmic Christ
163
The Nicodemian M odus Tollens
188
Some Trinitarian Concerns
205
Index
219
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About the author (2001)

Tom Morris taught philosophy at the University of Notre Dame for fifteen years. He is now a popular speaker to major corporations across America. The author of many books, he is now chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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