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The concept that of God in line with conventional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally comprises the subsequent theses: (i) there's one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, all-powerful, and morally ideal agent; (iii) God is the writer ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists; and (iv) God is an immaterial substance that's ontologically specified from the universe. Proponents of different concepts Read more...


in line with conventional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism, God is an omniscient, all-powerful, and morally excellent agent. This quantity exhibits that philosophy of faith must take seriously Read more...

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Whether the agent is taken to be the whole person or some spiritual part, there is something mysterious about agency. The idea that agency is to be understood as the exercise of power by a spiritual substance may be diagnosed as due to the familiarity of Aristotelian brute teleology, especially in biology, but also in the prevalence of improper anthropomorphism applied both to nature (‘It keeps trying to rain’) and artefacts (‘My old Mac really has it in 30 PETER FORREST for me’). By brute teleology I mean a system tending towards an end without being conscious of so doing, as in the use of teleological explanations in botany and much of zoology.

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