“To speak of ‘God’ properly is to speak of the one infinite ground of all that is”

To speak of “God” properly … is to speak of the one infinite ground of all that is: eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, uncreated, uncaused, perfectly transcendent of all things and for that very reason absolutely immanent to all things. God so understood is neither some particular thing posed over against the created universe, in addition to it, nor is he the universe itself. He is not a being, at least not in the way that a tree, a clock, or a god is; he is not one more object in the inventory of things that are. He is the infinite wellspring of all that is, in whom all things live and move and have their being. He may be said to be “beyond being,” if by “being” one means the totality of finite things, but also may be called “being itself,” in that he is the inexhaustible source of all reality, the absolute upon which the contingent is always utterly dependent, the unity underlying all things.

David B. Hart

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2 Responses to “To speak of ‘God’ properly is to speak of the one infinite ground of all that is”

  1. Frederick says:

    Which is of course Infinitely Radiant Consciousness
    http://www.consciousnessitself.org

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