Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish and Christian Perspectives / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027717504
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/1984
  • Series: Synthese Historical Library Series , #25
  • Edition description: 1984
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory.- Divine Omniscience, Omnipotence and Future Contingents: An Overview.- Nos Ipsi Principia Sumus: Boethius and the Basis of Contingency.- Islamic Perspectives.- Wrongdoing and Divine Omnipotence in the Theology of Ab? Is??q An-Na???m.- Can God do What is Wrong?.- Divine Omniscience and Future Contingents in Alfarabi and Avicenna.- Some Reflections on the Problem of Future Contingency in Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes.- Jewish Perspectives.- The Binding of Isaac: A Test-Case of Divine Foreknowledge.- Philosophical Exegesis in Historical Perspective: The Case of the Binding of Isaac.- Providence, Divine Omniscience and Possibility: The Case of Maimonides.- Divine Omniscience, Contingency and Prophecy in Gersonides.- Christian Perspectives.- Divine Omnipotence in the Early Sentences.- Divine Knowledge, Divine Power and Human Freedom in Thomas Aquinas and Henry of Ghent.- The Dialectic of Omnipotence in the High and Late Middle Ages.

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