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  1. Eternal God: A Study of God Without Time.Paul Helm - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    Paul Helm presents a new, expanded edition of his much praised 1988 book Eternal God , which defends the view that God exists in timeless eternity. Helm argues that divine timelessness is grounded in the idea of God as creator, and that this alone makes possible a proper account of divine omniscience.
     
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    Faith with Reason.Paul Helm - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Paul Helm investigates what religious faith is and what makes it reasonable.
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  3. The Providence of God.Paul Helm - 1993 - Intervarsity Press.
     
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    Eternity.Paul Helm - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Calvin at the Centre.Paul Helm - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    An exploration of the consequences of various ideas in the thought of John Calvin, and the influence of his ideas on later theologians. The emphasis is on philosophical ideas within Calvin's theology, dealing in turn with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues. Helm provides a fresh perspective on Calvin's theological context and legacy.
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    Are "Cambridge" Changes Non-Events?Paul Helm - 1975 - Analysis 35 (4):140 - 144.
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    Religion and Scientific Method.Paul Helm & George Schlesinger - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (112):279.
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    R.T. Mullins. The End of the Timeless God.Paul Helm - 2017 - Journal of Analytic Theology 5 (1):915-918.
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    Faith and Understanding.Paul Helm - 1997 - Wm. B. Eerdmans.
    In Part One Paul Helm provides a general discussion of these themes, seeking both to contextualize the debate and to engage with contemporary philosophical discussion of the relation between faith, reason and understanding. Part Two contains five case studies that illustrate the work of seminal figures in the tradition. They include treatments of Augustine on time and creation, Anselm on the ontological argument and the necessity of the atonement, Jonathan Edwards on the nature of personal identity and John Calvin and (...)
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    Belief Policies.Stephen Maitzen & Paul Helm - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (3):448.
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    Warranted Christian Belief. Alvin Plantinga.Paul Helm - 2001 - Mind 110 (440):1110-1115.
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    God, Compatibilism, and the Authorship of Sin.Paul Helm - 2010 - Religious Studies 46 (1):115-124.
    Peter Byrne has presented arguments against the effectiveness of two 'defensive strategies' deployed in my books Eternal God and The Providence of God respectively. These strategies were originally presented to support the cogency of 'theological compatibilism' by arguing against the claims that it is inconsistent with human responsibility, and that it entails that God is the author of sin. In this present article the author offers a number of clarifications to his original thesis and argues that Byrne's arguments do not (...)
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    Pretending and Intending.Paul Helm - 1971 - Analysis 31 (4):127 - 132.
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    Timelessness and Foreknowledge.Paul Helm - 1975 - Mind 84 (336):516-527.
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    A Theory of Disembodied Survival and Re-Embodied Existence.Paul Helm - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (1):15.
    In his Survival and Disembodied Existences Terence Penelhum presents two arguments against the possibility of disembodied survival. The first is that the memory criterion of personal identity is parasitic upon bodily identity and the second is the more fundamental contention that the notion of a disembodied person is unintelligible. Penelhum's claim is not that it is impossible as such to speak of disembodied intelligence, or perception, or even agency, but that the problem of construing the identity of disembodied individuals is (...)
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    On Pan-Critical Irrationalism.Paul Helm - 1987 - Analysis 47 (1):24 - 28.
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    John Calvin, the Sensus Divinitatis, and the Noetic Effects of Sin.Paul Helm - 1998 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 43 (2):87-107.
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    Defeasibility and Open Texture.Paul Helm - 1968 - Analysis 28 (5):173 - 175.
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    John Locke and Jonathan Edwards: A Reconsideration.Paul Helm - 1969 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (1):51-61.
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    Locke's Theory of Personal Identity.Paul Helm - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (208):173 - 185.
    It is widely held that Locke propounded a theory of personal identity in terms of consciousness and memory. By ‘theory’ here is meant a set of necessary and sufficient conditions indicating what personal identity consists in. It is also held that this theory is open to obvious and damaging objections, so much so that it has to be supplemented in terms of bodily continuity, either because memory alone is not sufficient, or because the concept of memory is itself dependent upon (...)
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    Augustine's Griefs.Paul Helm - 2003 - Faith and Philosophy 20 (4):448-459.
    The paper begins by describing two episodes of personal grief recounted by Augustine in the Confessions, that at the death of an unnamed friend and thatat the death of his mother, Monica. It is argued that Augustine intended to show that the earlier fried, and an early phase of his grief for his mother, were sinful. However, contrary to arecent account of Augustine's grief, it is argued (by an examination of the later phase of his grief for his mother) that (...)
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    The Indispensability of Belief to Religion.Paul Helm - 2001 - Religious Studies 37 (1):75-86.
    The article examines a central methodological tenet of Grace Jantzen's Becoming Divine. In this book she turns her back on what she calls Anglo-American philosophy of religion in favour of what she calls a continental approach. I argue that for her, belief is as indispensable in religion and in the philosophy of religion as it is for the Anglo-American philosophy of religion which she rejects. Further, the only argument that she offers for her position is a genetic argument for the (...)
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    The Future.Paul Helm - 1993 - International Studies in Philosophy 25 (1):93-93.
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    God and the History of Time.Paul Helm - 2003 - Think 2 (4):25.
    Paul Helm examines some of Stephen Hawking's scientific arguments concerning God, and finds them unpersuasive.
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  25. Reid and 'Reformed'epistemology.Paul Helm - 2004 - In Joseph Houston (ed.), Thomas Reid: Context, Influence, Significance. Dunedin Academic Press.
     
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    Manifest and Latent Functions.Paul Helm - 1971 - Philosophical Quarterly 21 (82):51-60.
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    God and Free Will.Paul Helm - 1974 - Sophia 13 (1):16-19.
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    God and Spacelessness.Paul Helm - 1982 - In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 211-.
    In recent years the doctrine that God exists in a timeless eternity has achieved something of the status of philosophical heterodoxy, if not of downright heresy. The arguments against the idea of God's timeless eternity come from two sources. The first of these is Professor Kneale's paper ‘Time and Eternity in Theology’ in which, alluding to the famous definition of eternity by Boethius as ‘the complete possession of eternal life at once’ Professor Kneale confesses ‘I can attach no meaning to (...)
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    The Nature of God: An Inquiry Into Divine Attributes.Paul Helm - 1990 - Philosophical Books 31 (2):125-127.
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  30. Divine Commands and Morality.Paul Helm (ed.) - 1981 - Oxford University Press.
     
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    Thomas P. Flint Divine Providence. (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1998). Pp. XI+258. £35.00 Hbk.Paul Helm - 1999 - Religious Studies 35 (1):99-111.
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    Speaking and Revealing.Paul Helm - 2001 - Religious Studies 37 (3):249-258.
    I argue on three distinct grounds that the contrast between speaking and revealing is nothing like so sharp as Wolterstorff maintains in Divine Discourse. Speaking may be revealing: in speaking a person may reveal much about himself. Putative divine speaking can only be made intelligible given a background of what I refer to as INIS revelation, and in revealing, or more exactly, in having revealed, God may still speak.
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    How Are We to Think of God’s Freedom?Paul Helm - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (3):49--65.
    The paper discusses two conceptions of divine freedom. The first, Hugh McCann’s, proposes that God is a timelessly eternal act, whose agency is not deliberative and who, in that act, creates himself and the contents of his will. God is such an act. Following discussion of this view, its costs and benefits, a more traditional account of God’s freedom, in which he possesses vestigial alternativity, the freedom to choose an alternative should there have been a sufficient reason to do so.
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    Comments on Professor Løgstrup's Paper.Paul Helm - 1979 - Religious Studies 15 (2):239.
    I find myself in serious difficulties over Professor Løgstrup's paper. There are many points on which I am far from confident that I have understood him, and on the points where I am confident I have understood him that confidence may well prove to be misplaced. What I shall try to do in these comments is to provide in my own words an account of what I think is the argument of Professor Løgstrup's paper; then I shall try to say (...)
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    Time and Time Again: Two Volumes by William Lane Craig William Lane Craig the Tensed Theory of Time: A Critical Examination. Synthese Library Volume 293. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000). Pp. V+287. £78.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0792366344. William Lane Craig the Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination. Synthese Library Volume 294. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000). Pp. V+256. £65.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0792366352. [REVIEW]Paul Helm - 2002 - Religious Studies 38 (4):489-498.
    The two books make a notable contribution in drawing together many of the philosophical problems about time, and the associated literature. The expositions are also valuable for their interdisciplinary strengths, especially in the history and philosophy of science and (to a lesser extent) in theology, and for the clarity and thoroughness of Craig's approach. However, the two books do not present, as might at first appear, a side by side exposition of the respective strengths and weaknesses of the A-series and (...)
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    Omniscience and Eternity.Murray MacBeath & Paul Helm - 1989 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 63 (1):55 - 87.
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    From Existence to God: A Contemporary Philosophical Argument.Paul Helm - 1993 - Philosophical Books 34 (1):59-60.
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    Foreknowledge and Possibility.Paul Helm - 1976 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (4):731 - 734.
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    On Theological Fatalism Again.Paul Helm - 1974 - Philosophical Quarterly 24 (97):360-362.
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    Divine Foreknowledge and Facts.Paul Helm - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):305 - 315.
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    Belief as Action.Paul Helm - 1989 - Cogito 3 (2):127-132.
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    Locke on Faith and Knowledge.Paul Helm - 1973 - Philosophical Quarterly 23 (90):52-66.
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    Ontological Arguments and Belief in God By Graham Oppy Cambridge University Press, 1996, Pp. Xx+ 376,£ 40.Paul Helm - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (281):476-.
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    Preserving Perseverence.Paul Helm - 1993 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 33 (2):103 - 109.
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    Pantheism: A Non-Theistic Concept of Deity By Michael P. Levine London and New York Routledge, 1994, Xii+388 Pp., £45.00. [REVIEW]Paul Helm - 1995 - Philosophy 70 (271):129-.
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    Fatalism Once More.Paul Helm - 1975 - Philosophical Quarterly 25 (101):355-356.
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    Recent Textbooks and Anthologies in the Philosophy of Religion.Paul Helm - 1975 - Philosophical Books 16 (3):10-15.
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    Time and Time Again: Two Volumes by William Lane Craig.Paul Helm - 2002 - Religious Studies 38 (4):489 - 498.
    The two books make a notable contribution in drawing together many of the philosophical problems about time, and the associated literature. The expositions are also valuable for their interdisciplinary strengths, especially in the history and philosophy of science and (to a lesser extent) in theology, and for the clarity and thoroughness of Craig's approach. However, the two books do not present, as might at first appear, a side by side exposition of the respective strengths and weaknesses of the A-series and (...)
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    Calvin and Bernard on Freedom and Necessity: A Reply to Brümmer: Paul Helm.Paul Helm - 1994 - Religious Studies 30 (4):457-465.
    It is argued that Calvin does not veer between two incompatible accounts of grace, freedom and necessity in Institutes II . 2, but presents a consistent position. The consistency is evident once it is seen that Calvin carefully distinguished between necessity and compulsion . For him not all necessitated acts are compelled, but all human acts which are the outcome of efficacious divine grace are necessitated by that grace. Because Calvin is consistent, there is no need to suppose that he (...)
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    Gale on God.Paul Helm - 1993 - Religious Studies 29 (2):245.
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