Defending God's Strong Conservation

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Defenders of the strong view of divine conservation hold that nothing that God creates is capable of sustaining its own existence from one moment to the next without His immediate and continual influence. Assuming a traditional view about efficient causality, I demonstrate that simply in virtue of being committedto creation ex nihilo, the theist is thereby committed to this strong view of conservation
Keywords creation  Aquinas  conservation  ex nihilo  causation
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DOI 10.5840/acpaproc20037728
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