Analogia Entis

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Biblical Revelation and the analogia entis (the "analogy of being")

    Analogia entis is an approach to the Divine which holds that the created world offers, by analogy, a means of grasping the nature of the Divine.

    Without it, the Divine becomes utterly unknowable, incommunicable, inconceivable, and so on. As St Thomas said, nothing is in the mind that is not first in the senses, and the analogia entis then is the means by which the mind can rise in contemplation of God.

     
  2. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon everything is in pencil

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    This argument has questionable merit, and has led many Intelligent Design advocates to try and force the evidence in the objective nature of our physical existence to be evidence for the existence of God. There is problem with how Thomas Aquinas viewed the definitions of objective and subjective concerning the nature of our existence.

    This type of claim remains highly subjective in terms of 'reasons to believe.'
     
  3. A Cup Of Tea

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    Are there objective reasons to believe?
     
  4. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon everything is in pencil

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    Concerning the objective outside the mind in the physical world around us, no.
     

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