Book Volume 25 1985

Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy

Islamic, Jewish and Christian Perspectives

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ISBN: 978-90-481-8395-1 (Print) 978-94-015-7719-9 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Introductory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-22

      Divine Omniscience, Omnipotence and Future Contingents: An Overview

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      Chapter

      Pages 23-50

      Nos Ipsi Principia Sumus: Boethius and the Basis of Contingency

  3. Islamic Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51

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      Chapter

      Pages 53-67

      Wrongdoing and Divine Omnipotence in the Theology of Abū Isḥāq An-Naẓẓām

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      Chapter

      Pages 69-79

      Can God do What is Wrong?

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      Chapter

      Pages 81-94

      Divine Omniscience and Future Contingents in Alfarabi and Avicenna

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-101

      Some Reflections on the Problem of Future Contingency in Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes

  4. Jewish Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Chapter

      Pages 105-133

      The Binding of Isaac: A Test-Case of Divine Foreknowledge

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      Chapter

      Pages 135-142

      Philosophical Exegesis in Historical Perspective: The Case of the Binding of Isaac

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      Chapter

      Pages 143-159

      Providence, Divine Omniscience and Possibility: The Case of Maimonides

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      Chapter

      Pages 161-181

      Divine Omniscience, Contingency and Prophecy in Gersonides

  5. Christian Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Chapter

      Pages 185-211

      Divine Omnipotence in the Early Sentences

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      Chapter

      Pages 213-241

      Divine Knowledge, Divine Power and Human Freedom in Thomas Aquinas and Henry of Ghent

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      Chapter

      Pages 243-269

      The Dialectic of Omnipotence in the High and Late Middle Ages

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 271-302