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innate sense of divine plan

CCC
imago dei
Gen 2:7 spark of divinity
so many people pray, universal consent argument
+Macquarie, knowledge of god is accessible to all

Calvin
Senses divinités
universal consent
Romans 1:19
Even if no one believed, end still exist so no excuse
Mirror, lack of clarity comes from sin, epistemic distance
+ newman and butler, innate conscience

Descartes
Innate of things
E..g god
Triangle
Anselm
- Kant
- frege and Williams

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natural theology plan

Innate sense of divine
Calvin
Descartes

Openness to beauty
Calvin
F.r. Tenant
Aquinas, innnate goodness
- Dufy

Order of creation
Paley - Dawkins, but Barbour
Aquinas

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revealed Theo plan

Faith
Aquinas (john 20:30) mediate rev
Luther Titus 3:5 sin etc. +Aug
- boghossian
- Dawkins

Jc
Calvin, 2 fold knowledge
Rahner, touchstone for interp


Scripture
Fundamentalists, 2 Tim 3
Calvin

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reason plan

Augustine
- god in nature
- reason is height of creation
- triad of mind knowledge and love. reflects trinity

aquinas
- height of nature
- five ways, our knowledge of god is consistent with rational reflection
- uncaused causer

Swinburne
reason = order and reg in world
design qua regularity
Ockhams razor

+herb of cherb. xianity is rational and based on innate sense of god

5

beauty and goodness plan

Fr tennant
Aesthetic principle
+ Johnathan Edwards, imitation of holiness of god
+ augustine

Calvin
Mirror
Conscience = joint knowledge. theory of correlation
accommodation, primary source of authority

Aquinas
NL
All good - synderesis rule
Reflected in world

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order of creation plan

Aquinas
Reg of succ
Archer
- Darwin
- Calvin, knowledge is imperfect. need revealed as well

Paley
-hume
-mill
- Dawkins

Swinburne
Physics and scientific knowledge
ockham's razor
design qua regularity
+ cicero

+ romans 1:19-22
+ Calvin, spark of glory
+f r Tennant, anthropic

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faith plan

Aquinas
- importance of reaon
- grounded in revelation
- faith is intellectual virtue, has to be practised
- voluntary

Luther
- right relationship with god
- sin separates us from this
- salv through faith
- must have faith in JC

Better alternative

+ bible, John 20
+ Calvin, faith in gods benevolence
- Dawkins, blind trust like tooth fairy
- russell, god of gaps
- boghossian, should be I hope rather than I know

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Jc plan

pannenberg
- resurrection = act of self revelation
- established JC identity
- indirect revelation; accessible

Barth
- christocentric
- NT > OT
- JC Is full and final word
- JC is god

Rahner
- many layers like onion
- JC = touchstone for interpreting whole of gods rev
- scripture is important

+ John, word made flesh
+ miracles
+ Calvin, jc is redeemer. regenerates man

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scripture plan

Niebuhr
- narrative theology
- god meets us in history through scriture
- intersects with out story
- not w of g
+ Ernest wright, living book

Calvin
- theory of correlation
- clearer view of god beacuase imperfect, 1 cor 13:12
- we are subjective, scripture can be obscure

Fundamentalist and CCC
- 2 tim 3
- divine inspiration

+ Barth, not static.. bible mediates JC authority. speaks through it (- Olsen)
- Michael Goldberg, res between bible and experience
- McGrath, should look at other religious stories

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gods grace

rahner
- comes in variety of forms
- share gods transcendence when we think
- orientated towards divine rev
- no OS
- anonymous xians can still exp god grace

Brunner
- cannot use nat and rev
- original sin, humans been destroyed
- god comm through nature
- need conscience
- gods grace is liberating

HS
- irenaeus, HS inspired prophecies
- Calvin, HS revealed truth to humanity. allows us to know the divine
- gives wisdom, faith and confidence

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church

general
- people of god
- gods repr
- body of christ
- revelatory fund e.g. eucharist
- safeguards wofg

rahner
- church makes JC present
- continues jc work
- built on prophetic rev in bible
- anonymous pianos

boff
- role of HS in church
- not confined to structure
- ecclesial consciousness