Chapter

God in Se and quoad Nos

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199255696
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199255695.003.0002
God in Se and quoad Nos

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An exposition of Calvin's distinction between God as he is in himself and as he is toward us is offered. His view is compared to that of Aquinas and is found to be very similar. The importance of the distinction for Calvin's anti-speculative approach to theology is demonstrated.

Keywords: Aquinas; God; God in himself; God towards us; speculation

Chapter.  12073 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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