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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198239680

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198239688.001.0001

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The Need for Revelation

The Need for Revelation

(p.69) 5 The Need for Revelation

Richard Swinburne (Contributor Webpage)

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Humans need propositional revelation from God in order to know moral truths, to know how to worship and to obtain forgiveness; and to know with greater certainty that there is a God, that he has done various things, and that he will provide for us an afterlife. This would probably be expressed within the presuppositions of the culture to which it was originally delivered; and so there needs to be a continuing church that can interpret the original revelation for new cultures.

Keywords:   afterlife, church, forgiveness, God, Newman, presupposition, revelation, worship

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