Item description for Divine Impassibility: An Essay in Philosophical Theology by Richard E. Creel...
It has been about fifty years since the topic of divine impassibility was the subject of book-length philosophical treatments in English. In recent years process and analytic philosophers have returned this issue to the forefront of professional attention. Divine Impassibility traces the issue of classical sources, relates the positions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century books, and surveys the writings of contemporary British analytic philosophers such as Peter Geach, Anthony Kenny, Richard Swinburne, John Hick, and H. P. Owen, American analytic philosophers such as Norman Kretzmann, Eleonore Stump, Nelson Pike, Robert Adams, and Bruce Reichenbach, and process philosophers such as Charles Hartshorne and Lewis Ford. The author shows that clear, adequate analysis of the issue must distinguish four respects in which God might be passible or impassible: nature, will, knowledge, and feeling. He shows also how decisions on this topic bear on numerous others in philosophical theology such as creation, eternality, evil, and human freedom. His creative proposals on these and other topics attempt to go beyond the difficulties of both classical and process conceptions of God.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597522732 ISBN13 9781597522731
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More About Richard E. Creel
Richard Creel is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College. He is a past president of the New York State Philosophical Association and is author of "Religion and Doubt" (second edition, 1991) and "Divine Impassibility" (1986).
Richard E. Creel was born in 1940 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Ithaca College Ithaca College, USA Ithaca College, USA Ithaca College,.