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Naming the Whirlwind

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in Good God

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751808
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894840 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0004
Naming the Whirlwind

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Since theology matters greatly to this discussion, this chapter clarifies the operative conception of God in the analysis. The chapter argues for the coherence of an Anselmian God, both in the sense of classical theism and of a distinctively Christian God, and that the God of Abraham and Isaac is also the God of Anselm. Such a God, who is the triune Godhead and the possessor of the omni qualities, provides the needed philosophical and theological resources to defend theistic ethics against objections rooted in the Euthyphro Dilemma.

Keywords: Anselmianism; Thomism; goodness; God of the philosophers; God of Christianity

Chapter.  6785 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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