God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God’s Absoluteness – You Will Want This Book!


God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God’s Absoluteness

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Publisher’s Description: The doctrine of divine simplicity has long played a crucial role in Western Christianity’s understanding of God. It is claimed that by denying God is composed of parts Christians are able to account for his absolute self-sufficiency and his ultimate sufficiency as the absolute Creator of the world. If God were a composite being then something other than the Godhead itself would be required to explain or account for God. If this were the case then God would not be most absolute and would not be able to adequately know or account for himself without reference to something other than himself. This book develops these arguments by examining the implications of divine simplicity for God existence, attributes, knowledge, and will. Along the way there is extensive interaction with older writers, such as Thomas Aquinas and the Reformed scholastics, as well as more recent philosophers and theologians. An attempt is made to answer some of the currently popular criticisms of divine simplicity and to reassert the vital importance of continuing to confess that God is without parts even in the modern philosophical-theological milieu.

236 Pages
Published November 2011

About the Author: James E. Dolezal is a Research Fellow at the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards, Westminster theological Seminary, Philadelphia

You can also listen to Dr. James Dolezal discuss his work here (same as video above) – http://reformedforum.org/ctc185/


Mike Felker

I must admit, Chris Bolt using that many exclamation marks is quite unexpected. I think i’ll pick this one up 🙂

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