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Title: The Divine Attributes
Author: Hoffman, Joshua Gary S Rosenkrantz
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2002
Paperback; ISBN: 9780631211549
Volumes: 1; Pages: 224
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The Divine Attributes is an engaging analysis of the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of rational theology.ContentsSeries Editor's Preface.Acknowledgments.Authors' Note.Introduction to Rational Theology.1. The Idea of God.Historical Conceptions of the Divine.God as a Maximally Great Being.2. Substantiality.Substance Among Other Categories.Substance and Independence.Spinoza's Divine Substance.3. Incorporeality.Spirituality and Omnipresence.Are Souls Unintelligible?Is Body-Soul Interaction Unintelligible?Divine Simplicity.4. Necessary Existence.Necessity and Contingency.Necessary Beings and Contingent Beings.Modalities and Possible Worlds.Necessary Beings versus Self-Existent Beings .5. Eternality.Temporal versus Atemporal Eternality.A Defense of Temporal Eternality.Incorruptibility versus Immutability.6. Omniscience.Omniscience as Maximal Knowledge.The Analysis of Omniscience.Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.7. Perfect Goodness, Perfect Virtue, and Moral Admirability.God and the Nature of Morality.Perfect Goodness and Consequences.Perfect Virtue and Moral Rules.Maximal Greatness and Moral Admirability.8. Omnipotence.Maximal Power and the Uniqueness of God.What an Omnipotent Agent Can Do.The Analysis of Omnipotence.Divine Omnibenevolence, Omnipotence, and Freedom.Concluding Remarks and Prolegomena to Future Rational Theology.Glossary.Index.