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The Coherence of Theism: Second Edition

Richard Swinburne

Abstract

This book investigates on which understandings of the nature of God, it is coherent to hold, that is it is metaphysically possible, that God exists. Part I analyses what it is for a proposition to be metaphysically possible, and shows how this normally reduces it to being logically possible; and then analyses how we can show a proposition to be logically possible. Part II analyses what it is for God to be a person, omnipresent, perfectly free, creator of the universe, omnipotent, omniscient, perfectly good, and eternal. It claims that it is metaphysically possible that there exists a being wit ... More

Keywords: analogy, eternal, God, logical possibility, metaphysical possibility, necessary being, omnipresence, omniscience, perfect freedom, perfect goodness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779698
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779698.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Swinburne, author
University of Oxford