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God Without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God's Absoluteness
By James E. Dolezal and Paul Helm (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pickwick Pubns
Publication date November 9, 2011
Pages 239
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781610976589
ISBN-10 1610976584
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $29.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The doctrine of divine simplicity has long played a crucial role in Western Christianity's understanding of God. 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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9781610976589 | details & prices | 239 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $29.00
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