The Lord is Good (Review)

Christopher Holmes’ book, The Lord is Good: Seeking the God of the Psalter, is a unique book in that Holmes attempts to defend the doctrine of divine simplicity by engaging with the Psalms and the history of their interpretation. Among the people Holmes engages with, Aquinas gets most of the attention. Although this book isContinue reading “The Lord is Good (Review)”

Atonement, Law, and Justice (Book Review)

There are several topics that have dominated theological discussions over the past several years. Prominent among these discussions is the topic of the atonement. Although the atonement has been a popular theological topic among non-evangelical Christians for some time now, it is only in the last decade or so that the atonement has become aContinue reading “Atonement, Law, and Justice (Book Review)”

Divine Simplicity Again

Here is what David Bentley Hart has to say about Divine Simplicity, the ever so crucial doctrine to our faith. If God is to be understood as the unconditioned source of all things, rather than merely some very powerful but still ontologically dependent being, then any denial of divine simplicity is equivalent to a denialContinue reading “Divine Simplicity Again”

Mereology and Divine Simplicity

Hold on to your horses people, what is about to follow is a pretty technical discussion of a philosophical concept. At first you might say, “why the heck are you blogging about this?” Trust me. Follow along and it will make sense in the end. Mereology – Study of Parts In Parts, Peter Simon showsContinue reading “Mereology and Divine Simplicity”

God is Simple…..

God isn’t complex, God is simple. Let me explain, or better yet, let me have the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explain: According to the classical theism of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and their adherents, God is radically unlike creatures in that he is devoid of any complexity or composition, whether physical or metaphysical. Besides lacking spatialContinue reading “God is Simple…..”