This paper responds to Wesley Cray’s article “Omniscience and Worthiness of Worship.” According to Cray, “an omniscient being is one that instantiates all propositional and experiential knowledge,” and no person can have that entire body knowledge. Contrary to Cray, this paper indicates that God’s omniscience implies full propositional knowledge, but only experiential knowledge that is great-making and non-composite. The central argument this paper proposes is that experiential knowledge does not imply that one has had that experience; for God, experiential knowledge may come from a variety of avenues. This article concludes with alternative arguments against Cray’s formulation of God.
Bobbitt, Mary L.
"Experiential Knowledge Without Experience: A response to Cray,"
Quaerens Deum: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal for Philosophy of Religion: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/lujpr/vol1/iss1/3