Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Alternative Concepts of God
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine

Andrei Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa

Abstract

The concept of God according to traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally includes the following theses: (i) There is one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and morally perfect agent; (iii) God is the creator ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists; and (iv) God is an immaterial substance that is ontologically distinct from the universe. Proponents of alternative concepts of God, such as pantheism, panentheism, religious anti-realism, developmental theism, and religious naturalism, exclude at least one of (i)–(iv). A number of prominent philosophers, ... More

Keywords: pantheism, panentheism, classical theism, alternative conceptions of God, the divine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722250.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrei Buckareff, editor
Marist College, New York

Yujin Nagasawa, editor
University of Birmingham

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.

Contents

View:

Introduction

Andrei A. Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa

Part I Pantheism

Part II Panentheism

5 Modal Panentheism

Yujin Nagasawa

6 Concepts of God and Problems of Evil

John Bishop and Ken Perszyk

7 Horrors

Marilyn McCord Adams

Part III Further Alternatives

9 God for All Time

J. L. Schellenberg

10 Playing the God Game

Robin Le Poidevin

Part IV Causal versus Non-causal Accounts

Part V Naturalism and Alternative Concepts

End Matter