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PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
TRADITIONAL WESTERN MONOTHEISM
An Analogical Representation

 

The following diagram is offered as an analogical representation of the relationship between the simple essence and multiple attributes of the Western theistic God. It is designed to clarify, though not necessarily resolve, a conceptual contradiction or paradox in Western monotheism. If Godís essential nature is ultimately unitary, simple, or one then why is He conceived in terms of a plurality of divine attributes?

 

Human Mind


Simple Essence                                 Prismatic Refraction                           Multiple Attributes

 

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