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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.
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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.

Yujin Nagasawa's Important New Book on Perfect Being Theism

Yujin Nagasawa's important book, Maximal God: A New Defense of Perfect Being Theism, is coming out in a few weeks. Here's the blurb:
Yujin Nagasawa presents a new, stronger version of perfect being theism, the conceptionof God as the greatest possible being. Although perfect being theism is the most common form of monotheism in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition its truth has been disputed by philosophers and theologians for centuries. Nagasawa proposes a new, game-changing defence of perfect being theism by developing what he calls the 'maximal concept of God'. Perfect being theists typically maintain that God is an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent being; according to Nagasawa, God should be understood rather as a being that has the maximal consistent set of knowledge, power, and benevolence. Nagasawa argues that once we accept the maximal concept we can establish perfect being theism on two grounds. First, we can refute nearly all existing arguments again…