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Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Peter Forrest


This book is a speculative philosophical theology based on three themes: that a version of materialism is a help, not a hindrance, in philosophical theology; that God develops; and that this development is kenotic, an abandonment of power. The materialism considered in this work is non-reductive: of metaphysical necessity, the mental supervenes on the physical. Materialism leads to the thesis that the primordial God is metaphysically necessary, the limiting case of supervenience. It is speculated that the brain-analogue of the primordial God consists of all the possibilities for creation. It i ... More

Keywords: materialism, primordial God, Holy Trinity, developmental theism, speculative philosophical theology, abandonment of power, metaphysical necessity, supervenience, brain-analogue, creation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199214587
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Forrest, author
University of New England
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