A lot of theistic philosophers claim God's omnipotence is limited by logical necessity. I've always contended this is absurd: a truly omnipotent God isn't chained by logical necessity. Why, then, do many of these same theists accept what we know to be the physical absurdity of a man walking on water, but balk at the logical absurdity of God making a round square?
Many science-savvy philosophers will link physical and logical possibility. We might say that, if the mathematics of the situation make a given event (say, a nature-defying miracle) logically impossible, then the event is physically impossible.
Assume that, in physics, absurd math always leads to impossible physics. Further assume that God's omnipotence doesn't include the ability to perform the logically absurd*. What room is there for nature-defying miracles in the theistic philosopher's Weltanschauung?
[NB: This isn't the nasty Lonerganian surprise for Dr. V. I'm going to take a few days to craft the argument well. Or as well as my puny brain will allow, anyway. Hint: it involves Lonergan's cognitional theory, and will be applied to Dr. V's notion of onto-theological personalism.]
*I take as given that math is logical, so absurd math is logically absurd.