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Gregory Palamas and our knowledge of God

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Although Gregory wrote very little about this, he acknowledged that natural reason can lead us from the orderliness of the physical world to the existence of God; in this, he followed the tradition of Athanasius and other Greek fathers. Unlike Aquinas, he did not seek to present the argument as deductive; in fact his argument is inductive, and of the same kind as - we now realise - scientists and historians use when they argue from phenomena to their explanatory cause. Gregory wrote hardly an...

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University of Oxford
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18–37
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Logic in Orthodox Christian Thilnking
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2013-01-01
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617756
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9783110320626

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