chapter  6
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Monistic Power of God in Traditional Theism

In Chapters 3 and 4, we saw Griffin’s interpretation of the traditional view of divine omnipotence as God having all the power (O2) and God being able to unilaterally bring about a state of affairs involving multiplicity of actual beings (Q

1 ). I argued that Griffin’s attributing O2 and Q

1 to traditional theism

seems unfair; I also argued that criticizing the traditional theistic view of divine omnipotence in light of the process-metaphysical hypothesis is illegitimate and not very convincing. Aside from the issue of the incoherence, however, Griffin points out several other crucial difficulties stemming from traditional concept of God’s power.