Sophia 46 (1):1-5 (2007)

Jesse Steinberg
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Numerous examples have been offered that purportedly show that God cannot be omnipotent. I argue that a common response to such examples (i.e., that failure to do the impossible does not indicate a lack of power) does not preserve God’s omnipotence in the face of some of these examples. I consider another possible strategy for preserving God’s omnipotence in the face of these examples and find it wanting.
Keywords Omnipotence  Sin  God
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DOI 10.1007/s11841-007-0017-4
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