Creation and the Sovereignty of God

Creation and the Sovereignty of God

Hugh J. McCann
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/29/2012
Format: cloth 294 pages
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-35714-4
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Creation and the Sovereignty of God brings fresh insight to a defense of God. Traditional theistic belief declared a perfect being who creates and sustains everything and who exercises sovereignty over all. Lately, this idea has been contested, but Hugh J. McCann maintains that God creates the best possible universe and is completely free to do so; that God is responsible for human actions, yet humans also have free will; and ultimately, that divine command must be reconciled with natural law. With this distinctive approach to understanding God and the universe, McCann brings new perspective to the evidential argument from evil.

Author Bio

Hugh J. McCann is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He is author of The Works of Agency: On Human Action, Will, and Freedom.

Reviews

"Offers an elaborate, rigorous development and defense of the medieval Christian view that God as creator is sovereign, free, and simple." —Paul K. Moser, Loyola University Chicago

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Creation and the Sovereignty of God is an impressive and thought-provoking work, well worth a read for those interested in philosophy of religion and philosophical theology." —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"In Creation and the Sovereignty of God, Hugh McCann offers a defense of the traditional conception of God, and a case for that God’s existence, that is rigorous, well-informed, comprehensive, and innovative—a genuine tour de force." —Intl Journal of the Philosophy of Religion

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Need for a Creator
2. Creation and the Natural Order
3. Eternity
4. Evil, Freedom, and Foreknowledge
5. Free Will and Divine Sovereignty
6. Sin
7. Suffering
8. Divine Freedom
9. Creation and the Moral Order
10. Creation and the Conceptual Order
11. Divine Will and Divine Simplicity
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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