The Coherence of Theism

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Clarendon Press, 1993 - Law - 312 pages
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This book investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. The author concludes that, despite philosophical objections, the claims which religious believers make about God are generally coherent; and that although some important claims are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in stretched or analogical senses, this is in fact the way in which theologians have usually claimed they are being used. This revised edition includes various minor corrections and clarifications.
 

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Contents

RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE
9
Conditions for Coherencel II
11
Conditions for Coherence2
30
The Words of Theologyi
51
The Words of Theology2
74
Attitude Theories
88
A CONTINGENT
97
An Omnipresent Spirit
99
Omniscient
167
Perfectly Good and a Source of Moral Obligation
184
Eternal and Immutable
217
A NECESSARY
239
Kinds of Necessity
241
A Necessary Being
263
Holy and Worthy of Worship
291
INDEX
309

Free and Creator of the Universe
129
Omnipotent
153

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The God of the Philosophers
Anthony Kenny
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Richard Swinburne is at University of Oxford.

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