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Understanding the Attributes of God


Gijsbert van den Brink and Marcel Sarot

In recent years, God's nature and attributes have been the centre of numerous attempts at conceptual clarification and critical reflection. This volume contains, besides an introduction to the method of philosophical theology, essays on God's love, immutability, omnipresence, omniscience, simplicity, (im)passibility and omnipotence. Understanding the Attributes of God is not only a highly readable survey of recent developments in philosophical theology, but also aims at making a distinctive contribution. The authors all belong to the so-called 'Utrecht school' in philosophical theology, whose approach is characterised by the cross-fertilization of Anglo-Saxon and continental, philosophical and theological, traditional and recent thinking. This volume offers a programmatic sample of their work.
Contents: Gijsbert van den Brink/Marcel Sarot: Contemporary Philosophical Theology - Vincent Brümmer: Bestowed Fellowship. The Love of God - Antonie Vos: Always on Time. The Immutability of God - Luco J. van den Brom: As Thy New Horizons Beckon. God's Presence in the World - Gerrit Immink: The One and Only. The Simplicity of God - Marcel Sarot: A Moved Mover? The (Im)passibility of God - Gijsbert van den Brink: Capable of Anything? The Omnipotence of God - Eef Dekker: 'You Know When I Sit Down and When I Rise Up'. The Omniscience of God.