God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

ISBN : 9780198786887

William Lane Craig
256 Pages
135 x 216 mm
Pub date
Oct 2016
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God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism is a defense of God's aseity and unique status as the Creator of all things apart from Himself in the face of the challenge posed by mathematical Platonism. After providing the biblical, theological, and philosophical basis for the traditional doctrine of divine aseity, William Lane Craig explains the challenge presented to that doctrine by the Indispensability Argument for Platonism, which postulates the existence of uncreated abstract objects. Craig provides detailed examination of a wide range of responses to that argument, both realist and anti-realist, with a view toward assessing the most promising options for the theist. A synoptic work in analytic philosophy of religion, this groundbreaking volume engages discussions in philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and metaontology.


1 Introduction
2 God: The Sole Ultimate Reality
3 The Challenge of Platonism
4 Absolute Creation
5 Divine Conceptualism
6 Making Ontological Commitments (1)
7 Making Ontological Commitments (2)
8 Useful Fictions
9 Figuratively Speaking
10 Make-Believe
11 God Over All
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About the author: 

William Lane Craig is a Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and at Houston Baptist University. He earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England, before taking a doctorate in Theology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany, where he was for two years a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Prior to his appointment at Talbot he spent seven years at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the Katholike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He has authored or edited over forty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Wipf and Stock, 2000); Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom (BRILL, 1999); and Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology (OUP, 1996).

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