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The Diffusiveness of Being

Norris Clarke writes: “It is proper to every being, insofar as it is in act, to overflow into action, to act according to its nature, whether such action be free or necessitated in its modality” (Explorations in Metaphysics, p. 46). … Continue reading

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Is God Living Up to His Potential?

by Robert F. Fortuin A few posts back in the comment section, Dr Alan Rhoda raised a very good concern and question: “The central problem I am concerned with is to understand how God relates to the specificity of creation, … Continue reading

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Ipsum Esse Subsistens: The God Who is Verb

Five ways, five philosophical proofs for the existence of God. Yet one might wonder whether the Angelic Doctor has demonstrated the existence of a single ultimate being. Perhaps the unmoved mover of the first way is a different being than … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas: God as the Act of Being

Well over a decade ago, I asked Fr Augustine Dinoia (now Archbishop Dinoia) the best way for me to begin reading St Thomas Aquinas. He recommended Timothy McDermott’s concise translation of the Summa Theologiæ. I began reading the book, making … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be: The A-being god of Theistic Personalists

Is God a being among beings? It seems like the kind of question that only a fussy scholastic  might worry about. Popular Christian discourse commonly speak of God as if he were a being. We tell stories about him. We … Continue reading

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Absolute Deity: Being, Beyond Being, or a Being?

Is God a being among beings or Being itself? This is the question presently being discussed by philosophers Bill Vallicella and Dale Tuggy. If this is a question that interests you, please jump over to Vallicella’s website and read his … Continue reading

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Being, Beyond Being, or Oz the Great and Terrible?

Philosopher Dale Tuggy and religion professor James McGrath have been engaged in a pleasant debate on the nature of God. It began with McGrath’s invocation of Paul Tillich: God is not a being but Being. I have not read Tillich … Continue reading

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