Ontology and Providence in Creation Hardback

Taking Ex Nihilo Seriously

by Mark Ian Thomas Robson;

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Ontology and Providence in Creation

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Ontology and Providence in Creation critically examines a particular Leibnizean inspired understanding of God's creation of the world and proposes that a different understanding should be adopted. The Leibnizean argument proposes that God's understanding encompassed a host of possible worlds, only one of which he actualized. This proposition is the current orthodoxy when philosopher and theologians talk about the philosophical understanding of creation. Mark Robson argues that this commits the Leibnizean to the notion that possibility is determinate. He proposes that this understanding of creation does not do justice to the doctrine that God created the world out of nothing. Instead of possible worlds, Robson argues that we should understand possibility as indeterminate. There are no things in possibility, hence God created out of nothing. He examines how this conception of possibility is held by C.S. Peirce and how it was developed by Charles Hartshorne. Robson contends that not only does the indeterminate understanding of possibility take seriously the nothing of ex nihilo, but that it also offers a new solution to the problem of evil.

Ontology and Providence in Creation by Mark Ian Thomas Robson was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in August 2008 and is our 63782nd best seller. The ISBN for Ontology and Providence in Creation is 9781847062154.

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Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (August 2008)
Number of Pages256
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1212914
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