Agency and omniscience

Religious Studies 27 (1):105-120 (1991)

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Tomis Kapitan
Indiana University, Bloomington (PhD)
Abstract
It is said that faith in a divine agent is partly an attitude of trust; believers typically find assurance in the conception of a divine being's will, and cherish confidence in its capacity to implement its intentions and plans. Yet, there would be little point in trusting in the will of any being without assuming its ability to both act and know, and perhaps it is only by assuming divine omniscience that one can retain the confidence in the efficacy and direction of divine agency that has long been the lure of certain religious traditions
Keywords Agency  Intention  Metaphysics  Omniscience
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412500001359
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