Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The Concept of God in by Zulfiqar Ali Shah

By Zulfiqar Ali Shah

This enormous research examines problems with anthropomorphism within the 3 Abrahamic Faiths, as seen in the course of the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the Qur’an. all through background Christianity and Judaism have attempted to make feel of God. whereas juxtaposing the Islamic place by contrast, the writer addresses the Judeo-Christian worldview and the way every one has selected to framework its come across with God, to what quantity this has been the results of genuine scripture and to what quantity the made of theological debate, or church decrees of later centuries and absorption of Hellenistic philosophy. Shah additionally examines Islam’s seriously anti-anthropomorphic stance and Islamic theological discourse on Tawhid in addition to the Ninety-Nine Names of God and what those have intended on the subject of Muslim figuring out of God and His attributes. Describing how those turned the touchstone of Muslim discourse with Judaism and Christianity he opinions theological statements and views that got here to dilute if now not counter strict monotheism. As secularism debates even if God is lifeless, the problem of anthropomorphism has turn into of gigantic value. the search for God, specially these days, is in part one in all highbrow longing. To Shah, anthropomorphic suggestions and corporeal depictions of the Divine are possibly one of the top elements of contemporary atheism. As such he finally attracts the realization that the postmodern eager for God are usually not quenched by way of pre-modern anthropomorphic and corporeal thoughts of the Divine that have easily introduced God all the way down to this cosmos, with an exact historic functionality and a distinct position, lowering the highbrow and non secular strength of what God is and represents, inflicting the soul to detract from a feeling of the sacred and thereby trust in Him.

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