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2009 Issue №06

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Doctrine of Absolute and Ordered Power of God in Medieval Natural Theology



The article deals with the methods of defining Divine Omnipotence introduced by medieval philosophers. The author presents the historical background of the development of the notion of absolute and ordered power of God in medieval natural theology.


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