Does God know what it is like to be me?

Heythrop Journal 43 (4):430–443 (2000)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Does God knows what it is like to be me? Scripture and religious tradition seem quite clear that God knows everything about us, even the deepest secrets of our hearts. There is nothing hidden from him. And this is an answer backed up by a more philosophical theology; for among the traditional list of divine attributes is omniscience: knowing everything that there is to know. The idea, moreover, seems essential to the ordinary religious consciousness, for how can God really help us, or fairly judge us, unless he knows exactly what things are like for us?

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,991

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Does God Know What It is Like to be Me?William J. Mander - 2000 - Heythrop Journal 43 (4):430-443.
Does God Know What It is Like to be Me?William J. Mander - 2002 - Heythrop Journal 43 (4):430-443.
He knows you.Jill Lash - 2020 - Springville, UT: CFI, an imprint of Cedar Fort. Edited by Shari Darley Griffiths & Heidi Darley.
Middle Knowledge and Classical Christian Thought.David Basinger - 1986 - Religious Studies 22 (3-4):407 - 422.
Lies we believe about God.William P. Young - 2017 - New York: Atria Books.
Thoughts about God.Brian Davies - 2005 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 79:21-27.
Thoughts about God.Brian Davies - 2005 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 79:21-27.
Berkeley on God's Knowledge of Pain.Stephen H. Daniel - 2018 - In Stefan Storrie (ed.), Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 136-145.
God knows: when your worries and whys need more than temporary relief.Lisa Whittle - 2023 - Nashville, Tennessee: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
90 (#193,948)

6 months
15 (#185,373)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Should We Want God to Exist?Guy Kahane - 2010 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 (3):674-696.
Is God a zombie? Divine consciousness and omnipresence.Raphaël Millière - 2014 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 75 (1):38-54.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references