Divinity And Maximal Greatness
ISBN: 0415312884
EAN13: 9780415312882
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 15, 2004
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 9.3" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Divinity And Maximal Greatness

Select Format Format: Hardcover Select Conditions Condition: New


Format: Hardcover

Condition: New

98 Available

Select Conditions
  • New $195.97 Divinity And Maximal Greatness
Book Overview

Divinity and Maximal Greatness stands in the notable tradition of perfect-being theology. The book thoughtfully explicates the concept of divinity in terms of the notion of maximal greatness - a being is divine if and only if he is maximally great. Daniel Hill elucidates maximal greatness and the properties in which it consists: omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, beauty, and sempiternity. He analyses each attribute, and argues that each is possibly exemplified. In particular, he provides new analyses of omnipotence and omniscience that avoid the philosophical pitfalls discussed in the literature.Moreover, he posits that every divine being not only has full foreknowledge of what one will freely do, but also has middle knowledge of what one would have freely done in non-actual circumstances. He argues that all the divine attributes may be possessed together by a being: a divine being may be omnipotent and yet impeccable and so unable to sin, for example.

Frequently Asked Questions About Divinity And Maximal Greatness

Book Reviews (0)

  |   0  reviews
Did you read Divinity And Maximal Greatness? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review

No customer reviews for the moment.