Divine attributes

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Boethius: 500 AD

  • Inspired by the work of Augstine - The problem of evil
  • 'The consolation of Philosophy'
  • He wanted to answer the question "Why are bad people rewarded?"
  • God is omniscient - Knows all - Tautology
  • God is outside of time
  • God has no past, present, or future
  • "What god knows, he knows now"
  • "He does not know when we are reading this, but he knows rhat we have read it" - Simultaneous possesion of boundless life
  • We use tempral things to understand god - Via Negativa
  • "A viewer at the top of the hill watches a man walk on a sunny day" - The sun is necisary (Inesse) However…

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