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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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Divine Simplicity as Negative Theology

“From first to last,” writes philosopher Brian Davies, “the doctrine of divine simplicity is a piece of negative or apophatic theology and not a purported description of God” (“Classical Theism and the Doctrine of Divine Simplicity,” in Language, Meaning and … Continue reading

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The Why of God

Midway through chapter 1 of David Hart’s book The Experience of God, Dr Jerry Coyne felt sufficiently confident to post a blog article on Hart’s understanding of God—and this following his two articles in which he was bold enough to … Continue reading

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