Boethius's De Topicis Differentiis

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As philosophy, the Hebrew Scriptures have in them a consistent belief in a single divine being, one who can be personally contacted and who helps humanity by ethical codes and divine intervention. And whensoever the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter, he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it" (Jer. 18:3–4). The search for a proof for the existence of god continues without success.

Pages: 287

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr; Second Printing edition (March 1978)

ISBN: 0801410673

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