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dc.contributor.authorJeffrey, Aen
dc.contributor.authorLancaster-Thomas, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMoravec, Matyasen
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-26T00:30:23Z
dc.date.available2020-02-26T00:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-01en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7047
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/302775
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores a variety of perfect being theism that combines Yujin Nagasawa’s maximal God thesis with the view that God is not atemporal. We argue that the original maximal God thesis still implicitly relies on a “static” view of divine perfections. Instead, following the recent re-evaluation of divine immutability by analytic philosophers, we propose that thinking of divine great-making properties (omnipotence, omniscience etc.) as fluctuating but nevertheless remaining maximal either for every time t or across all times strengthens the original maximal God thesis. Furthermore, we show that “temporalising” Nagasawa’s maximal God and adopting what we call the fluctuating maximal God (FMG) thesis provides more effective ways of responding to objections to perfect being theism, in particular, the argument from evil and some conceptual problems pertaining to the Incarnation. Finally, we demonstrate that our proposal is compatible with Christian Scriptures and coheres with numerous biblical passages better than Nagasawa’s original proposal does.
dc.description.sponsorshipAHRC (AH/L503897/1)
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleFluctuating maximal Goden
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal for Philosophy of Religionen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.49847
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-02-24en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11153-020-09748-wen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-01en
dc.contributor.orcidMoravec, Matyas [0000-0001-8477-6065]
dc.identifier.eissn1572-8684
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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