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Skeptical Assault Upon The Knowledge Of God Summary

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People’s opinions about God have been changing since the beginning of his existence. I am responsible for chapter two in James Collin’s book “God in Modern philosophy”. The title of my chapter, “The Skeptical Assault Upon the Knowledge of God”, says a great deal about how the idea of God has evolved over time, and it also helps to show how people think of God today. Danielou states in chapter two, “…I shall not attempt to prove that there is a good and bad use of philosophy, that there is a false god of the philosophers, and yet also a true philosophy of God” (45). Danielou’s idea of the two different philosophies of God is supported by Collins in chapter two because he provides examples of the different types of philosophies that are present today. When it comes to how people think of God today, we…show more content…
“The Skeptical Assault Upon the Knowledge of God” looks at how different philosophers view God. There were certain philosophers that never actually expressed their belief in God, but they also did not completely deny God’s existence. “Some are stuck by the contradictions among the philosophers and think that it is dangerous on this account to put their faith in God on rational grounds” (Danielou, 45). The idea above that is presented by Danielou shows that even though some philosophers cannot actually prove that God does not exist, they are still skeptical in putting their faith in him because there is also no actual proof that God actually does exist except through faith. The first philosopher that is presented in the chapter is Sextus Empirius. Sextus Empirius believes that the question of God’s existence is undecidable. The reason that the existence of God is undecidable is because no one can actually prove or disprove the existence of God. Another skeptic that helped form the modern thought about God is Michel de Montaigne. He does not argue that God does not exist, but he does trace God’s
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