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Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Brannon Ellis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

For much of his career as a Reformer, John Calvin was involved in trinitarian controversy. Not only did these controversies span his career, but his opponents ranged across the spectrum of ... More


Alternative Possibilities and Primary Agency

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Anselm defends the ‘Principle of Alternative Possibilities’ with regard to created agency, although in his system it is aseity, self-causation, that is most important. His theory presents a response ... More


Divine Sovereignty and Aseity

William E. Mann

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

To say that God is sovereign over all things is to say that everything depends on God. To say that God exists a se is to say that Gods depends on nothing. This chapter examines and defends strong ... More


God and Goodness

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751808
eISBN:
9780199894840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends the view that God is the good. It mainly accomplishes this task through a semantic analysis of what is denoted, connoted, and implicated by standard language usage of the good, ... 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


Introduction

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This introductory chapter begins with a historical prologue on the significance of Calvin's ‘autothean’ controversies over whether the Son is, as God, self-existent (God a se or ‘of himself’; ... More


The Autothean Controversies: Calvin’s Complex Solidarity with Classical Trinitarianism

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter takes up the controversies that form the context of Calvin's autothean language. It discusses those during his lifetime, first with trinitarians (like the traditionalist Pierre Caroli) ... More


Tension in Distinction: Classical and Mainstream Reformed Approaches to the Son’s Aseity

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter continues exploring the trinitarian approaches to Calvin's autotheanism, taking up the much stricter ‘tension in distinction’ accounts of twofold trinitarian speech representative of ... More


Of Himself, God Gives Himself

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter is an initial foray into some further applications and implications of a Calvinian Reformed approach to thinking and speaking of the Triune God according to how he has given himself to ... More


God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

William Lane Craig

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Over All is a defence of God’s aseity and unique status as the Creator of all things apart from Himself in the face of the challenge posed by mathematical Platonism, which holds that there are ... More


Divine Aseity

Oliver D. Crisp

in Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The flip side of this doctrine is divine aseity, or divine independence. Chapter 4 deals with this doctrine. Edwards's position is consistent with God's metaphysical independence of the creation. But ... More


God Over All

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The classical theist is seen to have a number of realist and anti-realist options open to him in meeting the challenge of indispensability arguments for Platonism. The most plausible response will ... More


Divine Sovereignty and Aseity

William E. Mann

in God, Modality, and Morality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199370764
eISBN:
9780199373635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370764.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

God’s sovereignty entails that everything depends on God for its being. The notion of God’s sovereignty has different, successively more ambitious levels. (1) Everything that is not God is created ex ... More


Could God Be a Necessary Being?

Richard Swinburne

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722335
eISBN:
9780191789229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722335.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A maximalist account of divine necessity holds that the proposition ‘God exists’ is metaphysically necessary, which the chapter interprets as being ‘logically necessary’ when informative designators ... More


What is Eternity?

R. T. Mullins

in The End of the Timeless God

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755180
eISBN:
9780191816543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755180.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter, on God and eternity, articulates the doctrine of divine timelessness and its systematic connections with divine immutability, simplicity, impassibility, aseity, and self-sufficiency. ... More


Introduction

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The attribute of divine aseity is defined. God alone is self-existent and therefore uncreated, the sole ultimate reality. Platonism’s challenge to the doctrine of divine aseity is introduced. ... More


God: The Sole Ultimate Reality

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The biblical and patristic witness to the doctrine of divine aseity and God’s status as the only uncreated (agenētos) being is expounded in detail through a careful exegesis of original texts. The ... More


Does God know what we say to God?

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When Christians address God in the course of enacting some liturgy, they take for granted that God can listen to what they say to God—that is, that God can grasp what they say. This chapter addresses ... More


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