Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays...

... is the title of an important new book co-edited by Paul Draper and J.L. Schellenberg. Required reading.

Rubio's New Paper on the Parasdox of Creation

"God Meets Satan's Apple: The Paradox of Creation", Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).

Here's the abstract:
It is now the majority view amongst philosophers and theologians that any world could have been better. This places the choice of which world to create into an especially challenging class of decision problems: those that are discontinuous in the limit. I argue that combining some weak, plausible norms governing this type of problem with a creator who has the attributes of the god of classical theism results in a paradox: no world is possible. After exploring some ways out of the paradox, I conclude that the classical theist should accept Marilyn Adams’s view that no norms (of morality or of rationality) apply to gods.
The penultimate version can be found here.

Quick Thoughts on Creation

It seems shockingly inconsistent to say that the immaterial cannot arise from the material (on the grounds that objects of one fundamental t...