Chapter

An Omnipresent Spirit

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240709
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198240708.003.0007

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

An Omnipresent Spirit

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God is supposed to be a person without a body, present everywhere.A person is a being with sophisticated mental properties. The identity of a person over time is unanalysable (it does not depend on physical or psychological continuity). God has no body because he is not tied down to acting or acquiring knowledge through a body. Being omnipresent, he knows what is happening and acts everywhere, without depending on some intermediate process for the efficacy of his actions or the truth of his beliefs.

Keywords: body; God; omnipresence; person; personal identity

Chapter.  12504 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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