Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes

Graham Oppy


Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes

Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes

  • Title: Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes
  • Author: Graham Oppy
  • ISBN: 9781107087040
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover



How do religious believers describe God, and what sort of attributes to they attribute to him These are central topics in the philosophy of religion In this book Graham Oppy undertakes a careful study of attributes which are commonly ascribed to God, including infinity, perfection, simplicity, eternity, necessity, fundamentality, omnipotence, omniscience, freedom, incorpHow do religious believers describe God, and what sort of attributes to they attribute to him These are central topics in the philosophy of religion In this book Graham Oppy undertakes a careful study of attributes which are commonly ascribed to God, including infinity, perfection, simplicity, eternity, necessity, fundamentality, omnipotence, omniscience, freedom, incorporeality, perfect goodness and perfect beauty In a series of substantial chapters, he examines divine attributes one by one, and relates them to a larger taxonomy of those attributes He also examines the difficulties involved in establishing the claim that understandings of divine attributes are inconsistent or incoherent Intended as a companion to his 2006 book Arguing about Gods, his study engages with a range of the best contemporary work on divine attributes It will appeal to readers in philosophy of religion.


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