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Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Oliver D. Crisp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is widely regarded as a philosopher and theologian of the first rank, sometimes even as “America's Theologian.” This study offers a major revisionist account of his views ... 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


Berkeley on Continuous Creation: Occasionalism Contained

Sukjae Lee

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper argues that Berkeley restricts his endorsement of the continuous creation thesis to the domain of physical bodies. Such a restricted application of the thesis reveals the distinctive ... More


Ontology

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/9780199755295.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first chapter begins with the state of the art in current Edwards studies. In it, I argue that Edwards does not abandon essentialist metaphysics, but stands within the Reformed tradition of ... More


Continuance through Time

Richard T. W. Arthur

in Monads, Composition, and Force: Ariadnean Threads through Leibniz's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198812869
eISBN:
9780191850653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812869.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This final chapter concerns questions of the continuity of existence through time. There are various difficulties: if substances produce their own states, how is this compatible with divine ... More


Malebranche: Vision in God and Occasionalism

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:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is characteristic of both occasionalism and vision in God that they place man in a condition of extreme dependence on God; indeed, they might be seen respectively as ontological and ... More


Efficient Causation in: Malebranche and Berkeley

Lisa Downing

in Efficient Causation: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199782185
eISBN:
9780199395583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Both Nicholas Malebranche and George Berkeley maintained that what was becoming a paradigmatic example of efficient causation—body-body causation at impact—is in fact not that at all, that God must ... More


Jonathan Edwards

Russell B. Goodman

in American Philosophy before Pragmatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199577545
eISBN:
9780191802621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577545.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Edwards forged a system of metaphysics, ethics, and history that incorporated Puritan Christianity and Newtonian science, while confronting the new philosophies of Descartes, Locke, Hutcheson, and ... More


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