Idealism, Realism and Biblical Theism

Painting by the author. The world is an incredibly beautiful place. Is the question of idealism versus realism answered when considering the universe, including the intelligence needed to contemplate it, as the greatest possible work of art?

In the last post, idealism and realism were examined. Is mind primary, or even all there is? Or is everything matter and if there is actually mind, is it just a by-product of matter? The exploration of this question is part of the overall quest for a Theology of Everything, or, as a commenter suggested, TONE (theology of nearly everything) rather than TOE. Can biblical revelation or teaching have anything to say to this




Is consciousness produced by the physical material of the brain or is it “something more?” The issue is a major dividing line between physicalists and anti-physicalists with big implications for our culture and values.

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Gerald R. Baron

Gerald R. Baron

Husband, father, grandfather, semi-retired, farm advocate, author, communicator. Deeply curious about science, nature, spirit and history.

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