Is God creator ex nihilo and necessary being?

Di Marco Simionato

In: Verifiche, Anno XLIV, N. 1-4, 2015 XLIV , No. 1-4 ( 2015 )

Sezione Saggi / Articles


In this paper I propose an argument to show that prima facie God cannot be creator out of absolute nothing (nihil absolutum), if He is a necessary being. Then I offer a strategy for making these attributes of God compatible. By means of this strategy, I argue that a possible worlds-approach can give a good account for what I call ‘theologies of nothingness’, i.e. those theologies that – broadly speaking – identify God with nothingness.