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Divine Impassibility. An Essay in Philosophical Theology

Richard E. Creel

ISBN 10: 0521303176 / ISBN 13: 9780521303170
Edité par Cambridge University Press, 1986
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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XI + 238pp. Hardcover with d-j in very good condition. General wear to d-j; faded along spine. Light general wear to extremities. Clean text. N° de réf. du libraire 20110705253734

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Titre : Divine Impassibility. An Essay in ...

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press

Date d'édition : 1986

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

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It has been about fifty years since the topic of divine impassibility was the subject of book-length philosophical treatments in English. In recent years process and analytic philosophers have returned this issue to the forefront of professional attention. Divine Impassibility traces the issue of classical sources, relates the positions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century books, and surveys the writings of contemporary British analytic philosophers such as Peter Geach, Anthony Kenny, Richard Swinburne, John Hick, and H. P. Owen, American analytic philosophers such as Norman Kretzmann, Eleonore Stump, Nelson Pike, Robert Adams, and Bruce Reichenbach, and process philosophers such as Charles Hartshorne and Lewis Ford. The author shows that clear, adequate analysis of the issue must distinguish four respects in which God might be passible or impassible: nature, will, knowledge, and feeling. He shows also how decisions on this topic bear on numerous others in philosophical theology such as creation, eternality, evil, and human freedom. His creative proposals on these and other topics attempt to go beyond the difficulties of both classical and process conceptions of God.

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Richard Creel taught philosophy and religion at Ithaca College in upstate New York for thirty-three years (1969-2002) and served as President of the New York State Philosophical Association (1972-74). His other publications include 'Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to Critical Reflection and Rational Dialogue' and 'Religion and Doubt: Toward a Faith of Your Own'

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