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Haecceities, individuation and the Trinity: a reply to Keith Yandell.
June 1, 2002... Introduction According to Keith Yandell, a prima facie case can be made for the thesis that 'if one is a Christian Trinitarian theist, then -- given certain plausible claims -- one should reject the view that God has logically necessary existence Trinitarians should, in all...
The creation--conservation dilemma and presentist four-dimensionalism.
June 1, 2002... The creation doctrine of traditional theism involves two ideas whose relation to each other poses a considerable philosophical challenge. (1) The one idea is that God created the world from nothing in the finite past. The other idea is that divine creative activity does not cease with the...
Theistic metaphysics and biblical exegesis: Francis Turretin on the concept of God.
June 1, 2002... 'From about 10.30 at night until about 12.30. FIRE. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and of the learned. Certitude, certitude, feeling, joy, peace. God of Jesus Christ.... Let me never be separated from him.' Most people have an idea of what God is like...
Craig on the actual infinite.
June 1, 2002... In a series of much discussed articles and books, William Lane Craig has vigorously defended the view that the past could not consist in a beginningless series of events. (1) Craig's goal, of course, is to make a strong case for the existence of God. If the past has a beginning, then so...
A psychological constraint on obedience to God's commands: the reasonableness of obeying the abhorrently evil.
June 1, 2002... In Chapter 12 of his recent book, Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics, Robert Adams discusses what an appropriate response would be to a command that is both seemingly evil and purports to be from God. Adams's discussion is undertaken in light of the story of Abraham and of...