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The Resource God without parts : divine simplicity and the metaphysics of God's absoluteness, James E. Dolezal

God without parts : divine simplicity and the metaphysics of God's absoluteness, James E. Dolezal

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God without parts : divine simplicity and the metaphysics of God's absoluteness
Title
God without parts
Title remainder
divine simplicity and the metaphysics of God's absoluteness
Statement of responsibility
James E. Dolezal
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The doctrine of divine simplicity has long played a crucial role in Western Christianity's understanding of God. It claimed that by denying that God is composed of parts Christians are able to account for his absolute self-sufficiency and his ultimate sufficiency as the absolute Creator of the world. If God were a composite being then something other than the Godhead itself would be required to explain or account for God. If this were the case then God would not be most absolute and would not be able to adequately know or account for himself without reference to something other than himself. This book develops these arguments by examining the implications of divine simplicity for God's existence, attributes, knowledge, and will. Along the way there is extensive interaction with older writers, such as Thomas Aquinas and the Reformed scholastics, as well as more recent philosophers and theologians. An attempt is made to answer some of the currently popular criticisms of divine simplicity and to reassert the vital importance of continuing to confess that God is without parts, even in the modern philosophical-theological milieu
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WTS
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Dolezal, James E
Index
index present
LC call number
BT148
LC item number
.D654 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thomas
  • God (Christianity)
  • God (Christianity)
  • God (Christianity)
  • God (Christianity)
  • Protestant Scholasticism
  • Einfachheit
  • Absolutheit
  • Eigenschaft Gottes
  • Gotteslehre
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God without parts : divine simplicity and the metaphysics of God's absoluteness, James E. Dolezal
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Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friends and foes of the classical doctrine of divine simplicity -- Simplicity and the models of composition -- Simplicity and the theological rationale for divine absoluteness -- Simplicity and God's absolute existence -- Simplicity and God's absolute attributes -- Simplicity and God's absolute knowledge and will -- Simplicity and the difficulty of divine freedom
Control code
761902660
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781610976589
Lccn
2011276215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)761902660
Label
God without parts : divine simplicity and the metaphysics of God's absoluteness, James E. Dolezal
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Friends and foes of the classical doctrine of divine simplicity -- Simplicity and the models of composition -- Simplicity and the theological rationale for divine absoluteness -- Simplicity and God's absolute existence -- Simplicity and God's absolute attributes -- Simplicity and God's absolute knowledge and will -- Simplicity and the difficulty of divine freedom
Control code
761902660
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781610976589
Lccn
2011276215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)761902660

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