Divine Simplicity

[Revised entry by William F. Vallicella on January 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to the classical theism of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and their adherents, God is
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[Revised entry by William F. Vallicella on January 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to the classical theism of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and their adherents, God is radically unlike creatures in that he is devoid of any complexity or composition, whether physical or metaphysical. Besides lacking spatial and temporal parts, God is free of matter-form composition, potency-act composition, and existence-essence composition. There is also no real distinction between God as subject of his attributes and his attributes. God is...

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