Various Works on God & Abstract Objects

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 29 2018 12:16 PM

Could U provide some info on this book??

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 29 2018 3:22 PM

It's not a single book suggestion, but a suggestion for several books on the topic: two by William Lane Craig (one an academic discussion, one more of an introductory discussion), one a collection of essays (WLC is among the contributors). 

The topic: do abstract objects exist and, if so, how? 

The reason this is relevant to theology: if abstract objects exist in a platonic sense then does this conflict with the aseity of God? Is divine conceptualism a solution? Is nominalism a solution? 

Craig believes that if abstract objects exist in a platonic-sort-of way, then this does conflict with aseity. He argues that nominalism is a viable alternative. Others have argued that nominalism is responsible for a lot of woes in our secular age (Rod Dreher, Ryan Anderson IIRC). Greg Welty argues for divine conceptualism in the collection edited by Gould. 

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Karl Fritz | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 29 2018 5:42 PM

Yes! +3 votes

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 29 2018 5:49 PM

J. Remington Bowling:

I'm not sure whether you added that suggestion or someone else, but it should be split up into multiple entries. Hard for Faithlife to track as a single entry, because the books come from different publishers, so there's no way they could get them all at once.

Please note the guidelines at the top of the SuggestBooks site:

In order to properly utilize these suggestions, we need all the following information (all of which can usually be found on Amazon.com or on the publisher’s website):

1. Individual or series title. E.g. “The Fellowship of the Ring” for a single title, or “The Lord of the Rings” for the series title (one book or series per entry, please. If there are multiple books by various authors in one entry, we cannot properly track votes and the entry will be deleted)
2. The author(s)
3. The current publisher. E.g. “Baker” or “Hendrickson”.
4. The copyright/publication date
5. The ISBN (this is included on most Amazon.com book pages under “Product Details”)
Extra credit: add the Amazon.com link

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 31 2018 6:47 AM

Thanks for the tip, Rosie. I'm not a fan of the whole UserVoice system to begin with, but will spare you the rant. I'll try to put your pointers into practice in the future.

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