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Stump, Eleonore, , . Simplicity
1997, in Charles Taliaffero, Paul Draper & Philip L. Quinn (eds.) A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell Publishing.
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Summary: An analysis of the concept of divine simplicity, including its origins, together and the traditional difficulties of attributing this mysterious attribute to God, both in a ‘stand alone’ way and in conjunction with other attributes that are commonly attributed to God.

Comment: Especially when we are finding that more and more students have studied philosophy of religion before University, it could be good to diverge from studying the classical ‘omni’ attributes of God in an introductory university course – so divine simplicity is an intriguing concept to examine. It can also be a great gateway into non-classical conceptions of God and feminist philosophy of religion. This chapter provides a great overview of divine simplicity which could definitely serve the above purpose.

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