The Deist Minimum

Dulles, Avery Cardinal
January 2005
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan2005, Issue 149, p25
Discusses the similarities of the biblical doctrines concerning God, morality, and future retribution with the philosophical speculations of the Platonists, Aristotelians, and Stoics. Confirmation of the truth of revelation; Necessity of Christian revelation to know religious truths that lie within the grasp of human reason; Indirect support of deism from the physics of Isaac Newton and the philosophy of John Locke.


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