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Divine Wisdom and the Intelligibility of the Universe

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263937
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0008
Divine Wisdom and the Intelligibility of the Universe

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This chapter dwells at length the Aristotelian idea of God. It states that the existence of a dynamically creative God leads to an absolute explanation of the existence of the universe. The universe seems to show total intelligibility in its perfect ordering, as well as a finely tuned suitability for the production of sentient and rational life forms, which can realize creative activity themselves. In both Indian and Christian thought, one finds the idea of a threefold divine being which is the ineffable and incomprehensible source of all goodness, the creative cause of infinite good, and the completed and perfect possession of every actualized good, fully realized in the divine being itself.

Keywords: divine wisdom; intelligibility; Aristotle; universe; threefold divine; divine being

Chapter.  9694 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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