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Is God Properly Described as “Love” in the Theology of John Calvin?

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D.  When I first began to wonder how the Calvinists might interpret the Johannine declaration that God is love (see 1 John 4:8 and 16), I turned immediately to Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, large portions … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas, Divine Simplicity, and Knowing the Unknowable God

What is God? What is his nature? The answer given by St Thomas Aquinas may surprise us: we do not know. By contemplation of the structures of the world, we may know that God exists as the ultimate cause and doer … Continue reading

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Does God Know What Hasn’t Happened Yet?

In my article on Molinism, I quoted a lengthy passage on divine foreknowledge from David Burrell’s book Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions.  Several people found Burrell’s analysis confusing. While the passage is a tad clearer when when read within … Continue reading

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