God's Nature and Attributes
heoLogica invites submissions for a new issue on “God’s nature and attributes”. In Western theism, different attributes have classically been ascribed to God, such as omnipotence, omniscience, wisdom, goodness, freedom and so on. But these ascriptions have also raised many conceptual difficulties: are these attributes internally coherent? Are they really compossible? Are they compatible with what we know about the world (e.g. the existence of evil, human freedom, the laws of nature etc.). These traditional questions are part of the inquiry on God’s nature as it is carried out in contemporary philosophy of religion. Another part of this inquiry is constituted by theological and philosophical questions raised by more precise or particular religious conceptions of God – e.g. the doctrine of Trinity in Christianity, or other specific credentials about the right way to understand God’s perfection and absolute transcendence in Judaism, Christianity or Islam. We welcome contributions from a variety of religious approaches, dealing with the topic of God’s nature and attributes, in the perspective of contemporary philosophy of religion and analytical theology.
Deadline for submissions: October 31st, 2018