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The Divine Nature

Richard Swinburne

in The Christian God

Published in print October 1994 | ISBN: 9780198235125
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598579 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198235127.003.0008
The Divine Nature

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All the divine properties follow from one essential property of having pure limitless intentional power. An individual with this property will be metaphysically necessary. Aquinas was right to hold that what binds the divine properties together was causal power, and not – as Anselm held – being the greatest conceivable being. A divine individual is simple and does not have thisness.

Keywords: Anselm; Aquinas; divine; thisness

Chapter.  8537 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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