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Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Yujin Nagasawa

Abstract

Perfect being theism is a version of theism that says that God is the greatest possible being. Although perfect being theism is the most common form of monotheism in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, its truth has been disputed by philosophers and theologians for centuries. Maximal God proposes a new, game-changing defence of perfect being theism by developing what the book calls the ‘maximal concept of God’. Perfect being theists typically maintain that God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent being but, according to Maximal God, God should be understood rather as a being tha ... More

Keywords: perfect being theism, ontological argument, God, maximal concept of God, monotheism, omniscience, omnipotence, omnibenevolence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198758686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198758686.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yujin Nagasawa, author
University of Birmingham

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