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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 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 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 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


The Existence of Alpha

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246533
eISBN:
9780191597886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924653X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Without a good argument as yet for the existence of God or anything else that might count as the universal first source of being and assuming that there is an answer to the question, why is there ... More


Malebranche: Vision in God

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the first part of this chapter, I shall argue that Malebranche takes over three central doctrines from Descartes and transforms at least two of them; when they are combined, the result is vision ... More


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation an Immutable Status or a Fundamental Choice?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Would recognition of sexual orientation as an ‘immutable status’ provide an effective solution to the problem of public sector discrimination against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and same-sex ... More


An American Angle of vision, Part 1

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on the leadership role of the Roman Catholic Church and the American federal government in raising the question of renewal. In both cases, ... More


Linguistics of Speech: An Unrealizable Promise?

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter first considers Saussure's uncertainly about the key issue on which the whole edifice of theoretical linguistics was supposed to rest: namely, the idea of la langue as a plethora of ... More


Pain: Groans and Birth Pangs of the Divine Enjoyment

Elaine Padilla

in Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263561
eISBN:
9780823266296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263561.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first chapter offers a sharp critique to Aristotle’s definition on eudemonia or happiness, in delineating arguments that challenge the classical theistic view that are found in early to ... More


Eternity, Immutability, and Omniscience

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237259
eISBN:
9780191597671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237251.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter is concerned with the consistency of timeless eternity, omniscience, and immutability. Arguments from certain kinds of proposition and an attempted reductio ad absurdam of the idea are ... More


Impassionedness and ‘So-called Classical Theism’

Paul Helm

in Within the Love of God: Essays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709565
eISBN:
9780191779794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Classical theism is routinely criticized for presenting an impassive God. This chapter attempts to respond to this first by distinguishing impassivity and impassability from impassibility. It is then ... More


Thinking Eternally*

Paul Helm

in Augustine's Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199577552
eISBN:
9780191788871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577552.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy

The chapter examines Augustine’s discussion of time in Book 11 of the Confessions by emphasizing Augustine’s view of thinking eternally. This is preceded by a discussion of Augustine’s dismissal of ... More


Eternity, Timelessly?

George Pattison

in Eternal God / Saving Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724162
eISBN:
9780191791970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724162.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the debate about divine timelessness amongst analytic philosophers over the last forty years. It considers the views of those who argue for such timelessness (Leftow, Helm) and ... More


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