Why perfect being theology?

International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 69 (2):103-118 (2011)
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I display the historical roots of perfect being theology in Greco-Roman philosophy, and the distinctive reasons for Christians to take up a version of this project. I also rebut a recent argument that perfect-being reasoning should lead one to atheism



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Brian Leftow
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