God is Where God Acts: Reconceiving Divine Omnipresence

Topoi 36 (4):631-639 (2017)
James Arcadi
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
In classical theism, God is typically conceived of as having the attribute of omnipresence. However, this attribute often falls prey to two puzzles, the immateriality puzzle and the intensity puzzle. A recent explication of omnipresence by Hud Hudson falls short of solving these puzzles. By attending to key narratives in the Hebrew Scriptures, I argue that one ought to conceive of God’s presence at a location as God’s acting at that location. Thus, God’s omnipresence is God’s acting at all locations.
Keywords Divine attributes  Omnipresence  Narrative  Biblical philosophy
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-016-9377-0
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