D. Z. Phillips, fully Dewi Zephaniah Phillips

D. Z.
Phillips, fully Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
1934
2006

Academician, Leading Proponent of Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Religion, Danforth Chair in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, California and was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Swansea University

Author Quotes

Disinterested inquiry doesn’t mean not interested.

The prayer is an attempt at influencing the divine will. In short, one is back in the realm of superstition. It is true that love of god’s will can be found in whatever happens, but the prayer of petition is best understood, not as an attempt at influencing the ways things go, but as an expression of, and a request for, devotion to God through the way of things.

Clearly a man’s commitment to God shows itself in the language he uses, not only about God, but about the world and his general behavior.

Author Picture
First Name
D. Z.
Last Name
Phillips, fully Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
Birth Date
1934
Death Date
2006
Bio

Academician, Leading Proponent of Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Religion, Danforth Chair in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, California and was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Swansea University