August 5, 2010

Theology Thursday: The Absolute

The Absolute is a concept that was particularly popular with philosphers of religion in the last century.  In it most abstract sense, it referred to ultimate Being or reality.  Its specific meaning, however, was a function of the particular Metaphysics of the philosopher.  Generally signifying selfsubsistence, unconditionedness, ultimacy, first cause, it naturally seemed to many philosophers  and theologians to be peculiarly appropriate as a term for deity.

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