Research on God's Omnipresence

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Claybon Collins Jr | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 7 2014 5:15 AM

Good morning All,

I am working on a "Research Paper" and am looking for Scholar works dealing with God's Omnipresence.  This will be a theological analysis.  I have L5 Portfolio.  Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks in advance,

Clay

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 7 2014 5:35 AM

I would start by running a topic guide on omnipresence.

You could also run a basic search looking only at headings, and large text for omnipresence,

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 7 2014 5:39 AM

After Fred's suggestion I would make a collection of systematic theology resources and search its heading text and large text for omnipresence.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 7 2014 6:35 AM

Dave Moser:

After Fred's suggestion I would make a collection of systematic theology resources and search its heading text and large text for omnipresence.

That's what I thought, too, but it gave hits only in about 10% of my Systematic Theologies collection, whereas searching all text gave hits in about every work (as expected). It seems that Heading text and large text are not always present or filled at that detail (omnipresence may be e.g. on the fourth heading level as one of Gods's "negative" or "immanent" atributes, or discussed as an aspect of his infinity). Thus one needs to stick to the all text search.

Some more traditional resources may use the Latin expression omnipraesentia instead of omnipresence, some more modern ones may use adjectives rather than substantives (i.e. "God is omnipresent" instead of "God's omnipresence"). Searching for omnipr* will catch these.

If it is to be scholarly, a search over a theological journal collection and/or an index resource such as "Religious and Theologocal Abstracts" would be appropriate, too.  - in this case, restricting to Heading text and Large text may work well.

And to catch monographs, a library search on omnipr* OR (god AND attributes) might get some hits. For me it yielded e.g. Sam Storm's "The attributes of God" logoslink So far as subject tagging goes, the relevant monographs should have subject:god--attributes 

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Claybon Collins Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 7 2014 7:49 AM

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions...this gives me a good start.

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