The Genesis of ‘God’
Empirical knowledge is built up by a variety of intellectual operations on the basis of sensory experience. From this given starting-point empirical thinking sets out, and to this it constantly returns to check its findings. God-theory is no part of this structure of empirical knowledge. The concept of God could not even be derived from sense-experience by the processes of empirical thought. Whence then is it derived, and how do people come to a point where they feel justified in asserting the existence of such a being?
KeywordsReligious Experience Empirical Knowledge Natural Theology Physical Thing Western Group
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