On a Complex Theory of a Simple God: An Investigation in Aquinas' Philosophical Theology

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Cornell University Press, 1989 - Religion - 281 pages
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Hughes discusses Aquinus' work regarding the apparently irreconcilable theses of natural and revealed theology, and he argues that Aquinas fails in his attempt to reconcile absolute simplicity with the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Hughes also offers a provocative account of divine simplicity and explores its implications for the Thomistic doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation.
 

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Contents

God and His Existence
3
Are Properties Individualized Particulars?
10
Varieties of Esse
21
Five Arguments for the Identity of God with His Existence
28
Other Arguments for Divine Incomposition
36
The Argument from Participation
50
The Argument from Characteristic Effects
56
Insular Attributes
63
Supervenience and Simplicity
83
Cod and His Nature
88
Knowledge Contingency and Change in God
107
Is the Doctrine of the Trinity Inconsistent?
153
Identity and the Trinity
187
Change Composition and the Incarnation
241
Conclusion
269
Index
277

Identity and Supervenience
71

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