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Divine eternity

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I argue that Open Theism leads to a retreat from ascribing to God 'complete omniscience'. Having surrendered this ground, the Open Theist cannot but retreat from ascribing to God complete omnipotence; the Open Theist must admit that God might perform actions which He reasonably expected would meet certain descriptions but which nevertheless do not do so. This then makes whatever goodness (in the sense of beneficence, not just benevolence) God has a matter of luck. Open Theism is committed to ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Author's Original

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10.1007/s11153-008-9162-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
35-50
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
1572-8684
ISSN:
0020-7047
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uuid:2f72d7d3-9730-415a-a3ec-2247cadac67a
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ora:2559

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