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Divine Attributes: What is god like?. To know some common attributes given to god To understand where these ideas have come from To reflect upon the ways in which these ideas of god are present in religion and culture today. DISCUSSION. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Divine Attributes: What is god like?

Divine Attributes: What is god like?To know some common attributes given to god

To understand where these ideas have come from

To reflect upon the ways in which these ideas of god are present in religion and culture todayDISCUSSIONIn pairs think about where people may find god. What kind of qualities to they attribute to god?For Example is god angry or peaceful, caring or uncaring?

Have a discussion and be prepared to feedback to the class in 5mins.Divine Attributes: What is god like?Where can people find god?

Divine Attributes: What is god like?Our ideas of god have changed over time

ANSELM god is that than which nothing greater can be conceived

DESCARTES god is a supremely perfect beingDivine Attributes: What is god like?What do you think god is like?

Eternal?All Loving?Omnipresent? (not limited by space or time)Omniscient? (all knowing)Incorporeal? (lacking material form)Personal?Creator?Perfectly good?Sustainer?Which are the most important, and why?Anthropomorphic?Divine Attributes: What is perfection?.

6Divine Attributes: What is god like?OMNIPRESENT the idea that god is not limited by space or time. God can be everywhere at once.

OMNISCIENT all knowing and all understanding.

OMNIPOTENT that god can do all things that are logically possible.Divine Attributes: What is god like?INCORPERAL god as a non-material thing, he cannot occupy space or mass. He is not the body, but the spirit.

TRANSCENDENT god as unique and distinct from our world.

SIMPLICITY god as an entity without separate parts.

ANTHROPOMORPHIC a non human subject possessing human attributesLook at the sheets in front of youYou have an extract from D H Lawrences The Rainbow (1915) and a poem by Buddhist poet Sri Arubindo called Who

I need you to read your quotation carefully your task is to extract the words and ideas that show us the divine attributes we have already discussed in class

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