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Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture

Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture

by John C. Peckham

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This book offers a clear and constructive account of the nature and attributes of God. It addresses the doctrine of God from exegetical, historical, and constructive-theological perspectives, bringing the biblical portrayal of God in relationship to the world into dialogue with prominent philosophical and theological questions. The book engages questions such as: Does God change? Does God have emotions? Does God know the future? Is God entirely good and loving? How can God be one and three? Chapters correspond to the major metaphysical and moral attributes of God.

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ISBN-13: 9781493429417
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 937,050
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

John C. Peckham (PhD, Andrews University) is professor of theology and Christian philosophy at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is the author of several books, including Theodicy of Love, The Doctrine of God, The Love of God: A Canonical Model, and Canonical Theology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations xi

Introduction: The Covenantal God of Scripture 1

1 The God of Scripture and the God of the Phdosophers 19

2 The Unchanging God Who Suffers in Love: Aseity, Immutability, and Qualified Possibility 39

3 The God of the Past, Present, and Future: Omnipresence and Eternity 73

4 The God Who Knows Everything: Omniscience and Foreknowledge 111

5 The Almighty Sovereign Who Creates, Sustains, and Covenants: Omnipotence and Providence 141

6 The Goodness of God and the Problem of Evil: Faithfulness and Omnihenevolence 175

7 Trinity of Love: A Canonical Exploration of Divine Triunity 209

8 The God of Covenantal Theism 249

Bibliography 269

Scripture Index 295

Name Index 309

Subject Index 315

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