Divine Simplicity and Divine Freedom

Matthews Grant and Mark Spencer (UST Department of Philosophy)

Date & Time:

Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location:

JRC 126
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

At first glance, the traditional doctrine of divine simplicity appears to be in conflict with the traditional doctrine that God acts freely.  After setting out the apparent conflict, professors Grant and Spencer consider the cases for and against the three most popular means of reconciling the doctrines.  Each approach has some surprising implications about how we should understand God’s action.

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