1 Introduction

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240709
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598586 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

 1 Introduction

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This first chapter introduces the main themes of this book. It defines a theist and what a theist understand by the notion of ‘God’. This book is concerned with sentences which purport to affirm the existence of a being with one or more of the following properties: being a person without a body (i.e. a spirit), present everywhere, the creator and sustainer of the universe, a free agent, able to do everything (i.e. omnipotent), knowing all things, perfectly good, a source of moral obligation, immutable, eternal, a necessary being, holy, and worthy of worship.

Keywords: theist; God; existence; spirit; body; free agent; moral obligation; worship

Chapter.  2605 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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