Perfect Being Theology

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Philosophy of Religion
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405163576
StatePublished - Feb 8 2010


  • Christian contribution to medieval philosophical theology-that perfect being theology comes into its own
  • Conception of God from which perfect being theology begins-varying considerably
  • Contemporary perfect being theology-concentrating primarily on discussions of individual alleged perfections
  • Epistemological project of Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Islamic theology-conclusions from God's absolute unity (tawhid), than exploring consequences of his perfection
  • One doctrine, agreed on by Jews, Christians, and Muslims-that God is, in some sense, absolutely perfect
  • Perfect being theology
  • Spinoza denying God's omniscience-same idea of God, that Anselm and Descartes used to affirm it
  • The concept of God


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