The Nature of God: An Inquiry into Divine Attributes (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)
The Nature of God: An Inquiry into Divine Attributes (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)
The Nature of God: An Inquiry into Divine Attributes (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)
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The Nature of God: An Inquiry into Divine Attributes (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)

  • Publish Date: 2003-03-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Edward R. Wierenga

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The Nature of God explores a perennial problem in the philosophy of religion. Drawing upon developments in philosophy, most notably those in philosophical logic, Edward R. Wierenga examines the traditional divine attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, eternity, timelessness, immutability, and goodness. His philosophically defensible formulations of the nature of God are in accord with the views of classical theists. The author provides an account of each of the divine attributes by stating in contemporary terms what such classical theists as Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas wrote about the nature of God; he then seeks to determine whether one can defend the ascription of traditional divine attributes to God against philosophical objections.Clearly written and comprehensive, The Nature of God contains a wealth of illuminating and original material on a central topic in the philosophy of religion


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