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Christian Tractatus

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I use the term "world" to refer to all that exists, has existed or will exist, starting from the material universe and extending to spiritual entities, including God, should such exist.

  1. By including God in the world, I am not to be understood as presupposing a Spinozist pantheism. The relation of God, should he exist, to the material universe is a separate issue.
  2. Note also that in this treatise, "the world" does not have any connotations of "the (evil) world system" as in Christian Theology.
  3. By including theological elements in the argument at this early stage, I am not thereby stating that theology is the most important issue with which we must deal nor, in any qualifying remarks, am I trying to downgrade its importance. Either approach at this stage would be to pre-empt the discussion. What I am attempting to do is define the field of discourse.
  4. "The world is all that is the case" (Wittgenstein1).

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12/08/2007 10:17:46 949 World

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