The Divine Attributes

Author: Joshua Hoffman,Gary S. Rosenkrantz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692715

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The Divine Attributesis an engaging analysis of the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of rational theology.

The Divine Attributes

Author: Tim Mawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108617840

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Divine Attributes explores the traditional theistic concept of God as the most perfect being possible, discussing the main divine attributes which flow from this understanding - personhood, transcendence, immanence, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, perfect goodness, unity, simplicity and necessity. It argues that the atemporalist's conception of God is to be preferred over the temporalist's on the grounds of perfect being theology, but that, if it were to be the case that the temporal God existed, rather than the atemporal God, He'd still be 'perfect enough' to count as the God of Theism.

The Christian Doctrine of the Divine Attributes

Author: Hermann Cremer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498201245

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Cremer's short, energetic treatise on the divine attributes was admired by both Karl Barth and Wolfhart Pannenberg. Cremer chastises the speculative flights of traditional doctrines of the divine attributes and issues a resounding summons to a more exegetically, economically, and christologically grounded account. Known primarily as a biblical scholar for his Biblico-Theological Lexicon of New Testament Greek, precursor to the monumental TDNT, Cremer shows himself here also an able systematician, with a pastor's eye for the role played by doctrine in the life of congregational and individual faith.

The Lord Is the Spirit

The Holy Spirit and the Divine Attributes

Author: Andrew K. Gabriel

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0227680316

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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"The Lord is the Spirit" (2 Cor 3:17) . . . and yet one might be excused for thinking otherwise when reading studies on God's attributes-omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immutability, impassibility, and the like. Although Christians throughout the ages have defended the deity of the Holy Spirit, theologians have not adequately taken the doctrine of the Holy Spirit into account when formulating a theology of the divine attributes. The resulting understandings of God fall short of being fully Trinitarian. Gabriel builds on contemporary Trinitarian theology by advocating for the integration of insights from pneumatology into the doctrine of God's attributes. Three case studies are presented: impassibility, immutability, and omnipotence. Gabriel writes from an evangelical and Pentecostal vantage point as he engages in ecumenical dialogue with a wide spectrum of historical and contemporary theological voices.

God the Father Almighty

A Contemporary Exploration of the Divine Attributes

Author: Millard J. Erickson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441239065

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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In God the Father Almighty Erickson develops a sturdy exposition of the doctrine of God. He interacts with criticism brought against the traditional view of God and offers a fresh analysis of the attributes of God in light of Scripture and the contemporary scene. God the Father Almighty is a companion volume to Erickson's other theological monographs (God in Three Persons and The Word Became Flesh).

Act and Being

Towards a Theology of the Divine Attributes

Author: Colin E. Gunton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802826589

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya and the Divine Attributes

Rationalized Traditionalistic Theology

Author: Miriam Ovadia

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004372512

Category: History

Page: 332

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In Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya and the Divine Attributes Miriam Ovadia offers a thorough study of his voluminous–theological work on anthropomorphism, al-Ṣawāʿiq al-Mursala (written ca. 1350), in which he rationalistically systemized the hermeneutics of his renowned mentor Ibn Taymiyya.

The Name and the Named

The Divine Attributes of God

Author: Tosun Bayrak Al Jerrahi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887752299

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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This title explains the divine attributes by which God manifests Himself in the world, and by which He completes the spiritual life of man. The author describes how, in order to assume the angelic character within, a human must choose from these attributes and live by their tenets in daily life.

Describing Gods

An Investigation of Divine Attributes

Author: Graham Oppy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316195546

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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How do religious believers describe God, and what sort of attributes do they attribute to him? These are central topics in the philosophy of religion. In this book Graham Oppy undertakes a careful study of attributes which are commonly ascribed to God, including infinity, perfection, simplicity, eternity, necessity, fundamentality, omnipotence, omniscience, freedom, incorporeality, perfect goodness and perfect beauty. In a series of substantial chapters, he examines divine attributes one by one, and relates them to a larger taxonomy of those attributes. He also examines the difficulties involved in establishing the claim that understandings of divine attributes are inconsistent or incoherent. Intended as a companion to his 2006 book Arguing about Gods, his study engages with a range of the best contemporary work on divine attributes. It will appeal to readers in philosophy of religion.

The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox

An Interpretation and Refinement of the Theological Apologetic of Cornelius Van Til

Author: B. A. Bosserman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874965

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox grapples with the question of how one may hold together the ideals of systematic theology, apologetic proof, and theological paradox by building on the insights of Cornelius Van Til. Van Til developed an apologetic where one presupposes that the triune God exists, and then proves this Christian presupposition by demonstrating that philosophies that deny it are self-defeating in the specific sense that they rely on principles that only the Trinity, as the ultimate harmony of unity and diversity, can furnish. A question raised by Van Til's trademark procedure is how he can evade the charge that the apparent contradictions of the Christian faith render it equally self-defeating as non-Christian alternatives. This text argues that for Van Til, Christian paradoxes can be differentiated from genuine contradictions by the way that their apparently opposing elements discernibly require one another, even as they present our minds with an irresolvable conflict. And yet, Van Til failed to sufficiently vindicate the central Christian paradox--the doctrine of the Trinity--along the lines required by his system. Hence, the present text offers a unique proof that God can only exist as the pinnacle of unity-in-diversity, and as the ground of a coherent Christian system, if He exists as three, and only three, divine Persons.