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God's body

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On Classical Theism, God is ontologically distinct from the physical universe which He has created; He needn't have created any universe at all; and He could exist even if the universe didn't. By contrast, the universe couldn't have existed if God didn't and it needs God to sustain it in existence from moment to moment. Classical Theism is thus committed to the universe not being identical to God. I shall argue that Classical Theism is committed to seeing the universe as God's body (or a part...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/j.1468-2265.2006.00283.x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
The Heythrop Journal Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
2
Pages:
171-181
Publication date:
2006-04-05
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EISSN:
1468-2265
ISSN:
0018-1196
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uuid:ddb632a5-01d4-47b5-81d6-edaf4011d5ae
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ora:1541

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