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Keith Ward

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263937

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.001.0001

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Divine Wisdom and the Intelligibility of the Universe

Divine Wisdom and the Intelligibility of the Universe

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(p.192) 8 Divine Wisdom and the Intelligibility of the Universe
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Religion and Creation
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Keith Ward

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0008

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

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