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Helm, Paul

Works: 95 works in 360 publications in 6 languages and 12,206 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Honoree, Other, Collector
Classifications: BD215, 210
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Helm
Eternal God : a study of God without time by Paul Helm( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Helm presents a new, expanded edition of his much praised 1988 book Eternal God, which defends the view that God exists in timeless eternity. This is the classical Christian view of God, but it is claimed by many theologians and philosophers of religion to be incoherent. Paul Helm rebuts the charge of incoherence, arguing that divine timelessness is grounded in the idea of God as creator, and that this alone makes possible a proper account of divine omniscience. He develops some of the consequences of divine timelessness, particularly as it affects both divine and human freedom, and considers some of the alleged problems about referring to God. The book thus constitutes a unified treatment of the main concepts of philosophical theology. Helm's revised edition includes four new chapters that develop and extend his account of God and time, taking account of significant work in the area that has appeared since the publication of the first edition, by such prominent figures as William Lane Craig, Brian Leftow, and Richard Swinburne. This new discussion takes the reader into further areas, notably timelessness and creation and the nature of divine causality. --Book Jacket
Divine commands and morality by Paul Helm( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The varieties of belief by Paul Helm( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Faith and reason( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and reason displays in historical perspective some of the rich dialogue between religion and philosophy over two millennia, beginning with Greek reflections about God and the gods and ending with twentieth-century debate about faith in a world which tends to reserve its reverence for science. Paul Helm uses as a case study the question of whether the world is eternal or whether it was created out of nothing, following this theme from Plato through medieval thought to modern scientific speculation about the beginnings of the universe. This Oxford Reader also includes discussion of many other fundamental issues raised by the juxtaposition of faith and reason, including arguments for and against the existence of God, the relationship between religion and ethics, the contrast between reason and revelation as sources of knowledge, and the implications of religious belief for freedom of the will
Faith with reason by Paul Helm( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He argues that the reasonableness of faith depends not only on beliefs about the world but also on beliefs about oneself (for instance about what one wants, about one's hopes and fears) and on what one is willing to trust. Helm goes on to look at the relations between belief and trust, and between faith and virtue, and concludes with an exploration of one particular type of belief about oneself, the belief that one is oneself a believer. This is a book for anyone interested in the basis of religious faith."--Jacket
Belief policies by Paul Helm( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we form and modify our beliefs about the world? It is widely accepted that what we believe is determined by evidence, and is therefore not directly under our control; but according to what criteria is the credibility of the evidence established? Professor Helm argues that no theory of knowledge is complete without standards for accepting and rejecting evidence as belief-worthy. These standards, or belief policies, are not themselves determined by evidence, but determine what counts as credible evidence. Unlike single beliefs, belief policies are directly subject to the will, and therefore to the possibility of weakness of will and self-deception. Helm sets out to interpret standard epistemological positions in terms of belief policies, and to illustrate their operation in the history of philosophy. He establishes connections between belief policies, responsibility for beliefs, and the desirability of toleration, before reassessing fideism in the light of his argument
Faith and understanding by Paul Helm( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Calvin's ideas by Paul Helm( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining John Calvin's theological ideas through a philosophical lens, Paul Helm looks at how Calvin worked at the interface of theology and philosophy and in particular how he employed medieval ideas to do so
Referring to God : Jewish and Christian philosophical and theological perspectives by Paul Helm( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a long tradition of discussion in the philosophy of religion about the problems and possibilities involved in talking about God. This book presents accounts of the problem within Jewish and Christian philosophy
The providence of God by Paul Helm( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this concise and accessible introduction, Paul Helm outlines for students and interested readers the doctrine of divine providence. Unlike many doctrinal treatments, his approach is not historically oriented. Instead Helm focuses on the underlying metaphysical and moral aspects of God's providence, paying particular attention to the ideas of divine control, providence and evil, and the role of prayer in relationship to providence
Jonathan Edwards : philosophical theologian( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God & time : four views( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin at the centre by Paul Helm( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin at the Centre explores the consequences of various ideas in the thought of John Calvin, and the influence of his ideas on later theologians. The book sets to one side the assumption that Calvin's views are purely biblical and unaffected by the particular intellectual circumstances in which he lived. The emphasis is on philosophical ideas within Calvin's theology, and the chapters are organised to reflect this, dealing in turn with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues. Paul Helm highlights some of the complexities in the relation between Calvin and Calvinism. Like the author's study John Calvin's Ideas (2004), the volume focuses on the coincidence of ideas between Calvin and other thinkers rather than offering an historical account of how such influences were transmitted. Among the topics are: the knowledge of God and of ourselves, Scripture and reason, the visibility of God, providence and predestination, compatibilism, and the intermediate state. The chapters range over thinkers as different as Pierre Bayle and Karl Barth. This illuminating study is relevant to anyone with an interest in Reformation thought, systematic theology, or the philosophy of religion. Helm's approach provides a fresh perspective on Calvin's theological context and legacy. - Publisher
The trustworthiness of God : perspectives on the nature of Scripture( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin : a guide for the perplexed by Paul Helm( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Calvin has been the subject of widespread misunderstanding and misinterpretation. He is a figure whom other theologians either seek to "capture" to endorse their own, often very different, positions or whom they seek to vilify. Calvin: A Guide for the Perplexed attempts to "re-situate" Calvin by providing a mid-level introduction to his thought. As befits the series, special attention is given to Calvin's thought, not on his character or career. The focus here is not only on Calvin's theological positions, but also on the philosophy intertwined within them, the significance of which is often overlooked
The divine revelation : the basic issues by Paul Helm( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin and the Calvinists by Paul Helm( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This slim hardback is controversial in the sense that it is an answer to a problematic historical/theological view, which sought to pit John Calvin against his heirs, the Puritans. In this pioneering study Paul Helm shows that the substantial claims that Dr. Kendall makes in 'Calvin and English Calvinism to 1649,' concerning Calvin's alleged theological departures, cannot be supported from Calvin, but rest on distortions and misunderstandings. Since 'Calvin and the Calvinists' was first published in 1982, further scholarship has confirmed its claims. This careful and clear exposition remains of abiding value, not only for the scholar but also for all Christians who are concerned to evaluate their own theological heritage
Objective knowledge : a Christian perspective by Paul Helm( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason, faith and history : philosophical essays for Paul Helm by Paul Helm( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason, Faith and History offers a unique collection of essays on key topics in the philosophy of religion. Published in honour of Paul Helm - a major force in contemporary English-speaking philosophy of religion - this book presents specially commissioned chapters by the most distinguished philosophers and theologians in the field from North America, Israel, the UK and Continental Europe, including: Swinburne, Byrne, Torrance, Clark, Robinson, Gellman, Stone, Pink, Hughes, Trueman. Spanning the breadth of philosophical, historical and theological interests articulated in the work of Paul Helm
Faith, form, and fashion : classical Reformed theology and its postmodern critics by Paul Helm( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a detailed examination of the theological innovations of Kevin Vanhoozer and John Franke. Each proposes that doctrinal and systematic theology should be recast in the light of postmodernity. No longer can Christian theology be foundational, or have a stable metaphysical and epistemological framework. Vanhoozer advocates a theo-dramatic reconstruction of Christian doctrine, replacing the timeless propositions of the ""purely cerebral theology"" of the Reformed tradition in favor of a theology that does justice to the polyphony of multiple biblical genres. Franke holds that theology is p
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Eternal God : a study of God without time
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The varieties of beliefFaith and reasonFaith with reasonBelief policiesFaith and understandingJohn Calvin's ideasReferring to God : Jewish and Christian philosophical and theological perspectivesThe providence of God