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By William Lane Craig

God Over All: Divine Aseity and the problem of Platonism is a protection of God's aseity and specified prestige because the writer of all issues except Himself within the face of the problem posed through mathematical Platonism. After offering the biblical, theological, and philosophical foundation for the normal doctrine of divine aseity, William Lane Craig explains the problem awarded to that doctrine by way of the Indispensability Argument for Platonism, which postulates the life of uncreated summary items. Craig offers distinct exam of quite a lot of responses to that argument, either realist and anti-realist, with a view towards assessing the main promising recommendations for the theist. A synoptic paintings in analytic philosophy of faith, this groundbreaking quantity engages discussions in philosophy of arithmetic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and metaontology.

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God: The Sole Ultimate Reality 31 being, uncreated by Him, would impugn God’s power and majesty. Thus, we should take God’s being the sole ultimate reality as belonging to God’s nature. At any rate, even if we must rely upon prominence and centrality as our sole guides when doing biblical theology, nevertheless, when we do systematic theology, in particular, perfect being theology, then the conception of God as the greatest conceivable being comes crucially into play, as we shall see. 33 God must therefore exist a se.

God: The Sole Ultimate Reality 25 Richard Horsley observes how unusual such prepositional formulations are for Paul and argues that the provenance of Paul’s expressions is to be found in Philo. Noting that ‘numerous passages in Philo’s writings provide an analogy for nearly every aspect of the Corinthians’ religious language and viewpoint’,19 Horsley comments, I Cor. 6 is an adaptation of the traditional Hellenistic Jewish form of predication regarding the respective creative and soteriological roles of God and Sophia/Logos, which Philo or his predecessors had adapted from a Platonic philosophical formula concerning the primal principles of the universe.

Sterling, ‘ “Day One”: Platonizing Exegetical Traditions of Genesis 1: 1–5 in John and Jewish Authors’, paper presented at the Philo section of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX, 20–3 Nov. 2004. 7 20 God Over All by the Logos (On the Cherubim 124–7). 9 Although some commentators on John’s Gospel have rightly insisted that John is not interested primarily in metaphysics, but in salvation, we cannot ignore his explicitly metaphysical affirmations that all things came into being through the Logos (di’ autou) and that the world (kosmos) came into being through him (di’ autou) (1: 3, 10).

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