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God’s Substance in Theological Tradition

Christopher Stead

in Divine Substance

Published in print June 1977 | ISBN: 9780198266303
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0007
God’s Substance in Theological Tradition

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This chapter addresses the question: what is the substance of God? It reviews substance language in theology and suggests that one cannot trace a clear conceptual distinction established in antiquity between the substance of God and his invariant attributes. It then turns to attempts to define God's substance and the concept of unity.

Keywords: substance; God; unity; antiquity; Christian writers; theology

Chapter.  13325 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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