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dc.contributor.authorDe Haan, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-07T04:02:36Z
dc.date.available2023-03-07T04:02:36Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.submitted2023-03-06T10:33:12Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/61609
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/97979
dc.description.abstractDefenders and critics of divine simplicity rightly look to Thomas Aquinas’s important contributions to this pillar of classical theism (=CT). But few contemporary discussions notice the way Aquinas employs pseudo-Dionysius’s triplex via as a principled heuristic that governs and organizes his theological enquiries concerning divine simplicity. This oversight has led to misinterpretations of Aquinas’s doctrine of divine simplicity (=DDS), which must be situated within his triplex via theology (=TVT). In this chapter I show that, like Aquinas’s DDS, the value of Thomist TVT extends beyond historical exegesis and provides exponents of CT with a fertile alternative to the more well-known Anselmian inspired heuristic of perfect being theology (=PBT). In the first part I introduce two problems for CT that cannot be resolved by PBT and Thomistic accounts of DDS that omit Aquinas’s TVT. In the second part, I explain what Thomistic TVT is and why its integrated threefold way of understanding God via causality, negation, and super-eminence can overcome these problems for CT.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy of religion; nature & existence of God
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::Q Philosophy and Religion::QR Religion and beliefs::QRA Religion: general::QRAB Philosophy of religion
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::Q Philosophy and Religion::QR Religion and beliefs::QRA Religion: general::QRAB Philosophy of religion::QRAB1 Nature and existence of God and of the Divine
dc.titleChapter 6 Thomist Classical Theism
dc.title.alternativeDivine Simplicity within Aquinas’ Triplex Via Theology
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003202172-8
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookClassical Theism
oapen.relation.isFundedByTempleton World Charity Foundation
oapen.relation.isFundedByd09f4ed8-30ae-4da8-85b7-f3af555a6f33
oapen.relation.isbn9781032060644
oapen.relation.isbn9781032064093
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages23
dc.relationisFundedByd09f4ed8-30ae-4da8-85b7-f3af555a6f33


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