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Necessity, Univocism, and the Triune God: A Response to Anderson and Welty

by Nathan D. Shannon

In this paper, a critical response is offered to James Anderson and Greg Welty’s “The Lord of Noncontradiction” (Philosophia Christi, 13:2 2011) by drawing attention to oft-neglected distinctions (e.g. de re and de dicto necessity), the limits of some explanatory categories (possible worlds) relative to revealed theology, and the philosophical import of evangelical theological commitments (for example, that God is not essentially creator). 

Shannon's article is also part of a series of articles that have critiqued Anderson and Welty's article. Other contributions are from Alexander Bozzo and Tony Lloyd.

The full text of Shannon's article can be accessed for FREE by clicking here.

Anderson and Welty reply to Shannon, Bozzo and Lloyd in their 2013 paper, "In Defense of the Argument for God from Logic."

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