What are the divine attributes of God?

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OMNIPOTENT
total power = 1. god can do anything [but god can't change etc] 2. god can do anything which is logically possible [god can't create evil] 3. god can do anything which is logically possible and doesn't limit his power [KENNY]
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OMNISCIENT
his infinite knowledge. 2 types of knowledge --> 1) practical 2) propositional. issues with practical knowledge and god being incorporeal and transcendent. KRETZMANN incoherene with omniscient and immutable [unchanging]
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BENEVOLENT
his supreme goodness. love for his creation as seen in the bible. AQUINAS - form of perfection. ARISTOTLE - not an extra quality. source of all goodness, filters to creation
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TRANSCENDENCE
exists outside of the universe [and space and time]. supports the idea of him as the creator. sees time all at once
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IMMANENT
within time and space. god has always existed and he always will. lives alongside and throughout his creation. has a temporal sequence - can order events.
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IMMUTABLE
unchanging. god does not need to change - he is perfect. god cannot change as change is only possible in beings that are made of parts
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ETERNAL
exists outside of time. he is timeless. must have existed outside time to have created it. agrees with PLATO's view that there are holy 'forms' outside universe. AQUINAS - all time laid out in front of God [example of the hill]
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EVERLASTING
Wolterstorff says that an eternal god, outside of time, renders the bible false or at least a long list of metaphors. makes no sense he can act in the world. hard to believe he created the world then left it. personal relationship with creation
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his infinite knowledge. 2 types of knowledge --> 1) practical 2) propositional. issues with practical knowledge and god being incorporeal and transcendent. KRETZMANN incoherene with omniscient and immutable [unchanging]

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