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The Christian God

Richard Swinburne


This book is about what it is for there to be a God, and what reason there is to suppose that God to be the traditional Christian God. Part 1 (Chs.1 to 5) analyses the metaphysical categories needed for this purpose – substance, cause, time, and necessity. Part 2 (Ch. 6 to 10) begins by setting out some of the different ways in which the doctrine that there is a divine individual (an individual with the traditional divine properties) can be developed. There can be more than one divine individual so long as a first such individual is necessarily the cause of the existence of the others. Given t ... More

Keywords: cause, God, Holy Trinity, incarnation, metaphysics, necessity, perfect goodness, philosophy of religion, substance, Richard Swinburne, theology, time, Trinity

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Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198235125
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198235127.001.0001


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Richard Swinburne, author
University of Oxford
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