Thursday, March 20, 2014

On the Simplicity of God

God is Simple-there are no parts to God.

-Br. Ambrose and David

In his Disputed Questions on the Power of God, Aquinas investigates whether the terms "just," "good," "wise," and "like," are synonymous in the article seven of question seven. He replies that the terms are not synonymous in which he replies:

"The signification of a term does not refer to the thing immediately but through the medium of the mind: because words are the tokens of the soul's impressions and conceptions of the mind."

-Br. Lorenzo

St. Thomas would have all of us remember the following, "there is a difference between being human and humanity. You are human but you are not humanity".

- Br. David K.

St. Thomas was currently working on the Prima Pars of the Summa during the period when he was writing the De Potentia. It is interesting to note that there are similarities between Question 7 of De Potentia and some of the early questions in the Summa.

-Br. Nicholas

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