Omniscience

[Revised entry by Edward Wierenga on March 13, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Omniscience is the property of having complete or maximal knowledge. Along with omnipotence and perfect
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[Revised entry by Edward Wierenga on March 13, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Omniscience is the property of having complete or maximal knowledge. Along with omnipotence and perfect goodness, it is usually taken to be one of the central divine attributes. Once source of the attribution of omniscience to God derives from the numerous biblical passages that ascribe vast knowledge to him. St. Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologiae I, q. 14), in his discussion of the knowledge of God, cites such texts as Job 12:13: "With God are wisdom and strength; he has counsel and understanding" and Rom. 11:13:...

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