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The Coherence of Theism

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Investigates whether the claim that there is a God can be spelt out in a coherent way. Part 1 analyses how we can show some claim to be coherent or incoherent. God is supposed to be a personal being, ... More


The Differentiated Religious Significance of Space and Some Secular Analogues for Religious Knowledge

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book and explains its structure. It notes how the concerns of the book can be related to two other bodies of literature: first, the literature in ... More


The Hiddenness of God

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The problem of evil can sometimes seem to be a special case of a more general problem, the seeming absence of God from the world, the conviction that some people sometimes feel that, if there is a ... More


An Omnipresent Spirit

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:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

God is supposed to be a person without a body, present everywhere.A person is a being with sophisticated mental properties. The identity of a person over time is unanalysable (it does not depend on ... More


A Bogus Predicate?

Wolfgang Künne

in Conceptions of Truth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241316
eISBN:
9780191597831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241317.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

According to Frege, truth is at best a very strange kind of property. I expound Frege's redundancy/omnipresence thesis according to which the two sides of an instance of the Denominalization Schema ... More


Newton’s Ontology of Omnipresence and Infinite Space

J. E. Mcguire and Edward Slowik

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume VI

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659593
eISBN:
9780191745218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659593.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the role of God’s omnipresence in Newton’s natural philosophy, with special emphasis placed on how God is related to space. Unlike Descartes’ conception, which denies the ... More


The Essentials of the Experience

Neil J. Smelser

in The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258976
eISBN:
9780520943421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258976.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter introduces the common experiences which are fixed or acquired since birth in the life of a person. The chapter gives a name to these experiences, and it calls them odyssey experiences. ... More


The Coherence of Theism: Second Edition

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198779698
eISBN:
9780191825972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book investigates on which understandings of the nature of God, it is coherent to hold, that is it is metaphysically possible, that God exists. Part I analyses what it is for a proposition to be ... More


Mundane Governance: A Profound Question of Political Philosophy?

Steve Woolgar and Daniel Neyland

in Mundane Governance: Ontology and Accountability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199584741
eISBN:
9780191762994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584741.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter begins by describing a ferment of mundane governance, investigating routines, processes, and outcomes of ordinary activities newly opened to moral reclassification, everyday objects, and ... More


Third Crossroad: Place

Tzachi Zamir

in Ascent: Philosophy and Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695088
eISBN:
9780190695118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695088.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Because God is not merely a prescriptive entity but, by virtue of his omnipresence, also a place, Milton implies that knowledge, vitality, and meaningful action depend upon one’s sense of location. ... More


Contemplation and Pagan Monotheism

John Peter Kenney

in Contemplation and Classical Christianity: A Study in Augustine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199563708
eISBN:
9780191747328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563708.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

To understand Augustine’s mature account of contemplation, we need to begin where he began, with the pagan Platonism that catalyzed his recognition of an ultimate first principle beyond space and ... More


Omnipresence and the Location of the Immaterial

Ross D. Inman

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806967
eISBN:
9780191844461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806967.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers a broad taxonomy of models of divine omnipresence in the Christian tradition, both past and present, before examining that recently proposed by Hud Hudson and Alexander ... More


Religion and the Hypertime Hypothesis I

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The divine attributes of Omnipresence and Eternality are at the center of a number of puzzles concerning God’s power, knowledge, creative activity, and the possibility, scope, and manner of God’s ... More


Omnipresence, Hiddenness, and Mysticism

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/9780199370764.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

Many theists stress the importance of God’s omnipresence in the world. Though this quality responds to a desire for God’s immanence, it is at tension with a belief in a transcendent God. This chapter ... More


Presentism, Creation, and the Timeless God

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/9780198755180.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the problems that arise for the divine timeless research program from presentism, creation ex nihilo, and divine sustaining. The two main problems to be discussed are as ... More


An Omnipresent Spirit

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198779698
eISBN:
9780191825972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779698.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

God is supposed to be a spirit—that is, a person without a body, present everywhere. A person is a being with sophisticated mental properties. The identity of a person over time is not analysable in ... More


Union: God’s Omnipresence and Indwelling

Eleonore Stump

in Atonement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198813866
eISBN:
9780191851605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813866.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

A simple consideration of God’s relation to space is insufficient to elucidate God’s omnipresence. God can be not just present at a space but also present with and to a person occupying that space. ... More


Perseverance: Eucharist and Suffering

Eleonore Stump

in Atonement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198813866
eISBN:
9780191851605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813866.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that the process of salvation has three parts. There is justification, the beginning of the process that depends ultimately on the human person in the process. Then there is ... More


Luther and Zwingli

Richard Cross

in Communicatio Idiomatum: Reformation Christological Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846970
eISBN:
9780191881923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846970.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter shows that Luther’s Christology follows the basic structure of Ockham’s, both in terms of the metaphysics and the semantics. It demonstrates that Luther accepts the supposital-union ... More


Early Lutheran Christologies

Richard Cross

in Communicatio Idiomatum: Reformation Christological Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846970
eISBN:
9780191881923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846970.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter outlines the views of Melanchthon and the early Brenz, showing how Lutheran Christology bifurcated into two basic traditions—those accepting bodily omnipresence and those denying it. It ... More


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