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dc.contributor.authorDawes, Gregory W.
dc.date.available2011-02-14T03:09:38Z
dc.date.copyright2002
dc.identifier.citationDawes, G. W. (2002). God Beyond Theism? Bishop Spong, Paul Tillich, and the Unicorn. Pacifica, 15(1), 65–71.en
dc.identifier.issn1030-570X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/566
dc.description.abstractJohn Shelby Spong has recently advocated belief in a ‘God beyond theism’. While rejecting traditional theism, he also distinguishes his position from atheism. He suggests that there is a divine reality, which may be described as ‘being itself’ and which reveals itself in our commitment to unconditional ideals. The paper argues that this notion of God is vacuous, the product of a confused belief that ‘being’ is a characteristic of individual beings which may be universalized. Belief in such a God is also unmotivated, since there exist naturalistic explanations of the phenomena to which the Bishop appeals.en_NZ
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dc.publisherPacifica Theological Studies Associationen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofPacificaen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported*
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dc.rights.urihttp://www.pacifica.org.au/
dc.subjectatheismen_NZ
dc.subjecttheism
dc.subjectantirealism
dc.subjectnon-cognitivism
dc.titleGod Beyond Theism? Bishop Spong, Paul Tillich, and the Unicornen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolPhilosophyen_NZ
otago.relation.issue1en_NZ
otago.relation.volume15en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage71en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage65en_NZ
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