Hart’s emphatic claim that denial of divine simplicity is denial of God himself thus becomes clear. If God were composite in any way, he would not be God: “To be the first cause of the whole universal chain of per se causality, God must be wholly unconditioned in every sense. He cannot be composed of and so dependent upon severable constituents, physical or metaphysical, as then he would himself be conditional” (p. 134).
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Eclectic Orthodoxy: Why Denial of Divine Simplicity Implies Atheism