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omnipresence, divine, simplicity, traditional, model, coherence, philosophy


Throughout Church history God’s omnipresence and the doctrine of divine simplicity have been widely affirmed. However, the coherence of the two doctrines are brought into question here. In this paper I argue that if the traditional model of God’s omnipresence and divine simplicity are both affirmed, then the traditional model of God’s omnipresence is incoherent. It follows then if this is true that one either needs to adopt a different model of God’s omnipresence or bring into question the doctrine of divine simplicity. Both of which any Christian adhering to traditional theology would be hard pressed to do. Perhaps, however, there is some potential way of harmonizing the two.



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