Chapter

Divine Freedom

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237251.003.0010
Divine Freedom

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In what sense is an eternal God free? Does God have the freedom to choose between alternative universes? It is claimed that there are coherent universes that God has a reason for not choosing. A sense is given to how, if God is eternal, he can make choices. Further, if God is self‐sufficient, then his choice to create is not the result of any need that he has, but the result of his overflowing goodness.

Keywords: choice; freedom; God; goodness; universe

Chapter.  8700 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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