Perfect Being Theology

Perfect Being Theology

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That being than which a greater cannot be conceived.' This was the way in which the living God of biblical tradition was described by the great Medieval philosophers such as Augustine, Anselm and Aquinas. Contemporary philosophers find much to question, criticise and reject in the traditional analysis of that description. Some hold that the attributes traditionally ascribed to God - simplicity, necessity, immutability, eternity, omniscience, omnipotence, creativity and goodness - are inherently incoherent individually, or mutually inconsistent. Others argue that the divinity described by philosophers cannot be the same as the providential God of revelation. In Perfect Being Theology Katherin A. Rogers defends the traditional approach, considering contemporary criticisms but concluding that the most adequate account of the nature of God should build upon the foundation laid by the Medieval philosophers. Written in a lively and accessible style and offering an important historical perspective, this book covers key areas of contention and many of the major ideas and thinkers from all sides of the debate are included.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12mm | 240g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 074861012X
  • 9780748610129

About Katherin A. Rogers

Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Delaware.show more

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Rogers' book is a taster of the plausibility of her position. Her Christian faith gives life to her writing. Rogers covers a large and complex terrain with remarkable clarity and lightness of touch ! has an excellent grasp of the modern philosophical literature Rogers' book is a taster of the plausibility of her position. Her Christian faith gives life to her writing. Rogers covers a large and complex terrain with remarkable clarity and lightness of touch ! has an excellent grasp of the modern philosophical literatureshow more

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