Ways of Thinking about God – By E.B. Self
This book considers three ways of thinking about God: in relation to the Bible, in relation to philosophy, and in relation to science.
Thinking about God in relation to the Bible includes numerous beliefs about God. Thinking about God in relation to philosophy involves an emphasis on human reason, usually reason apart from special revelation such as the Bible. Finally, thinking about God in relation to science considers some traditional beliefs about God in view of various scientific discoveries and accounts.
As we become more deeply involved in thinking about God, it would be good to remember that the thinking is about God but is done by humans. We should be careful. We should not have too high an opinion of our own thinking. With the reminder that human thinking about God has important limitations, we should still try to think about God as carefully as possible.
A native of Texas, Self earned degrees from Baylor University (B.A. and M.A. in philosophy), Yale University (B.D. / M.Div.) and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. in religion). He served as pastor of Baptist churches in Tennessee and Kentucky, and for many years taught philosophy and religious studies at Hopkinsville Community College when it was a part of the University of Kentucky. He is now retired.