36 Arguments for the Existence of God

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
2013-05-06 07:59:58

A list of words and references I don't know from the book.
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  1. aphasia
    Loss or impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words.  p.5
  2. avocation
    hobby  p.7
  3. manumitted
    Freed from slavery.  p. 8
  4. Raynaud's Syndrome
    A feeling of cold in the hands or feet symptomatic of people with hypothyroidism.  p.8
  5. esoteric
    Designed for or understood only by the specially initiated; private, secret.  p.9
  6. nimbus
    • A rain cloud, thunderhead; a figure (as a disk) in an art work suggesting radiant light about the head of a divinity, saint or soveriegn.          
    • p. 10
  7. apices
    (plural of apex) the highest point; peak.  p. 10
  8. bespoke
    Made to individual order; custom made (a bespoke jacket).  p. 10
  9. pedantic
    (pedant) noun - a person who makes a show of knowledge; a formal, uninspired teacher.  p. 17
  10. glib
    Speaking or spoken with careless ease.  p. 17
  11. petulant
    Marked by capricious ill humor.  p. 18
  12. ontological
    • of or pertaining to ontology, the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such; metaphysical: (Some of the U.S. founders held an ontological belief in natural rights.)
    • ontology  (ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)  — n 1. philosophy:  the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being 2. logic: the set of entities presupposed by a theory.  p. 19
  13. teleological
    teleology  (ˌtɛlɪˈɒlədʒɪ, ˌtiːlɪ-)  — n 1. philosophy a. the doctrine that there is evidence of purpose or design in the universe, and esp that this provides proof of the existence of a Designer b. the belief that certain phenomena are best explained in terms of purpose rather than cause c. See also final cause the systematic study of such phenomena 2. biology - the belief that natural phenomena have a predetermined purpose and are not determined by mechanical laws.  p. 19
  14. paucity
    Smallness of number or quantity.  p. 19
  15. syllogistic
    (syllogism) n. - a logical scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and minor premise and a conclusion that must be logically true if the premises are.  p. 19
  16. imprimatur
    sanction, approval; a license to print or publish; also, official approval of a publication by a censor. p. 25
  17. dappled
    marked with different colored spots.  p. 29
  18. John Rawls
    John Bordley Rawls (February 21, 1921 – November 24, 2002) was an American philosopher and a leading figure in moral and political philosophy. He held the James Bryant Conant University Professorship at Harvard University and the Fulbright Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford.