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    Whatever It is Better to Be Than Not to Be.Martin Lembke - 2013 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (1):131-143.
    The Anselmian claim that God is that than which a greater cannot be thought in virtue of being ‘whatever it is better to be than not to be’ may be accused of incoherence or even unintelligibility. By proposing a non-relative but apparently meaningful analysis thereof, I attempt to defend it against such criticism. In particular, I argue that ‘whatever it is better to be than not to be’ can be plausibly interpreted so as to imply very many attributes traditionally predicated (...)
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    Omnipotence and Other Possibilities.Martin Lembke - 2012 - Religious Studies 48 (4):425 - 443.
    The notion of omnipotence has proved to be quite recalcitrant to analysis. Still, during the last three decades or so, there has resurfaced a clever argument to the effect that, whatever omnipotence is, it cannot be exemplified in God: an allegedly impeccable and all-perfect being. Scrutinizing this argument, however, I find it less than convincing. Moreover, and more importantly, I venture a positive account of my own: a non-technical and distinctively metaphysical definition of omnipotence which, if true, sidesteps quite a (...)
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    Review of Yujin Nagasawa's Maximal God. [REVIEW]Martin Lembke - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (4):217.
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    Grim, Omniscience, and Cantor’s Theorem.Martin Lembke - 2012 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 17 (2):211-223.
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    Pious Polygenism and Original Sin.Martin Lembke - 2013 - Faith and Philosophy 30 (4):434-438.
    In this very short paper, I argue that it is possible to harmonize the doctrine of original sin, as western Christendom has traditionally understood it, with a polygenist account of human ancestry. To this end, particular attention is paid to the encyclical Humani Generis , in which Pope Pius XII strongly cautions against polygenist ideas.
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    An Evolutionary Adaptation of the Fall.Martin Lembke - 2014 - New Blackfriars 95 (1057):295-307.
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