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What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Christine Hayes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. ... More


Trinity and Revelation

Luigi Gioia

in The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

Augustine's doctrine of revelation is formulated through the divine attributes of invisibility (Augustine's equivalent for unknowability) and immutability. This approach gives to revelation a ... More


‘Two Powers in Heaven’ and Early Christian Trinitarian Thinking

Alan F. Segal

in The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246120
eISBN:
9780191600531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246122.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Alan Segal outlines the history of binitarianism and the criticism it met within Hellenistic Jewish culture. Segal begins by identifying ‘those who say there are two powers in heaven’, a rabbinic ... More


The Post-Meditations Meditator

David Cunning

in Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Descartes’ considered view is that God is the eternal, simple and immutable author of any reality that exists—both possible and actual—and that such a being does not create ... More


The Issue of Divine Eternity

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is divine timelessness a case of the intrusion of Greek thought into Jewish and Christian ideas drawn from Scripture, or is the concept of God's timeless eternity warranted by scriptural texts? It is ... More


Eternity, Immutability, and Omniscience

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Omniscience and indexicality of various types are discussed. Can an immutable God know what is happening to me? The indexicality objection to timeless omniscience is reduced to absurdity. ... More


The Sentences, Book I: On the Mystery of the Trinity

Philipp W. Rosemann

in Peter Lombard

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155440
eISBN:
9780199849871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

To the modern reader, it might seem surprising that the Book of Sentences finds allusions to the Trinity in the Old Testament. Book 1 of the Sentence opens with the use/enjoyment distinction, with ... More


The Divine Attributes

Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams

in Anselm

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309386
eISBN:
9780199852123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309386.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Anselm's account of the divine attributes in the Monologion and Proslogion. His arguments in those works reveal a being that is far removed from the objects of ordinary ... More


Why Believe in a Suffering God?

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263470
eISBN:
9780191682568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The belief that God is a suffering God has become compelling for recent theology. Centuries of traditional belief about the impassability and the immutability of God have been overturned in this age. ... More


Eternal and Immutable

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

God is immutable in his basic character, but this does not mean that he cannot change at all. He is eternal, but this is to be understood as everlasting, not as ‘outside time’. If we take all the ... More


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