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Religions 2017, 8(12), 258;

The Multiverse and Divine Creation

Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 20 November 2017 / Accepted: 22 November 2017 / Published: 24 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Theodicy)
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I provide the account of divine creation found in multiverse theorists Donald Turner, Klaas Kraay, and Tim O’Connor. I show that the accounts Kraay and Turner offer are incoherent. God does not survey all possible worlds and necessarily actualize those universes in the (on balance) good worlds or the worthy worlds. If God necessarily actualizes the multiverse, we have no idea which universes are parts of that multiverse. I show next that Tim O’Connor’s multiverse account of creation is also incoherent. I argue that a preferable multiverse would include a much greater variety of universes than are included in Turner, Kraay or O’Connor. In the last section I offer some concluding remarks. View Full-Text
Keywords: creation; philosophy of religion; multiverses creation; philosophy of religion; multiverses
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