Title

The Concept Of God

Date of Award

1981

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Abstract

The term "God" is analyzed to determine its meaning. In order for any concept of God to be adequate it must present to us an object that is worthy of worship, and it is discovered that that which is truly worthy of worsip must be the source of both existence and goodness. Patheistic and deistic conceptions of God cannot be adequately described as the source of existence and goodness. Only theistic conceptions are adequate. However, there are several theistic conceptions of God, and of these conceptions Anselm's concept of God (God is that than which none greater can be conceived) is most adequate. God is that than which none greater can be conceived.

Keywords

Philosophy

Link to Full Text

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