Revelation. LO: I will know about the concept of revelation through sacred writings and how this might affect our ideas about God. Revelation: Key words. Revelation: the act of God revealing himself or knowledge about himself and his will to human beings. General revelation:
LO: I will know about the concept of revelation through sacred writings and how this might affect our ideas about God.
Natural Theology/General RevelationWhat information is available about God to all people all times? What is the role of reason and philosophy?
Revealed Theology/Special RevelationWhat is revealed about God to certain people at certain times and places?
What is the method of God’s revelation?
2 Timothy 3:16
“He [Sherlock Holmes] walked past the couch to the open window, and held up the drooping stalk of a moss rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.
‘There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion’, said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. ‘It can be built upon an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of providence seems to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. It’s smell, it’s colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras so I say again we have much hope from the flowers.’”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Special revelation is defined as God’s revelation of himself to particular persons at definite times and places. It is in this category that the revelation of sacred writings, e.g. the revelation of the Torah to Moses, is logically found.
Revelation which bypasses the author The Quran is 100% the word of God and 0% the word of man.
Who is right? Could they all be right or are they all wrong? Reasons please!
And the implications that the belief in the Bible is divinely inspired and revealed by God.
Look at the list of books below. Are any of these books particularly special? Should any of these books be described as ‘holy’? If so, what would the word ‘holy’ mean? What makes something ‘holy’?
What is it?
Why is the role of the reader and how the reader interprets so important?
What are some criticisms of non-propositional revelation?
What is it?
What is the role of faith?
What does Aquinas say on the matter?
What are some criticism of propositional revelation?