On Two Alleged Conflicts Between Divine Attributes

Faith and Philosophy 19 (1):47-57 (2002)
Abstract
Some argue that God’s omnipotence and moral perfection prevent God from being afraid and having evil desires and thus from understanding such states—which contradicts God’s omniscience. But, I argue, God could acquire such understanding indirectly, either by (i) perceiving the mental states of imperfect creatures, (ii) imaginatively combining the components of mental states with which God could be acquainted, or (iii) having false memory traces of such states. (i)–(iii) are consistent with the principal divine attributes.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil20021913
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