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Spinoza (and perhaps Descartes) on Divine Immutability

Spinoza’s most explicit statements on divine immutability surface in his Principles of Cartesian Philosophy, a work on Descartes’ philosophy set in the geometrical method. Spinoza attached a long and detailed appendix to this known as the… 902 more words

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Aquinas on Divine Immutability

In the Summa Theologiae Aquinas gives a demonstration of God’s immutability (that God is not in any way changeable), which he feels must be established before demonstrating that God is eternal. 1,110 more words

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Aquinas and Scotus: "Do all men by nature desire to know?"

Following my previous post, which centered on Aristotle’s account of human nature’s relation to art, I will now take a closer look at Aristotle’s notable claim at the beginning of the… 2,346 more words

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Bernard McGinn Lecture @ Catholic Leadership Centre, Melbourne (29th April, 2015): "St Teresa: Contemplative in Action"

Yesterday evening I attended a Lecture organised by the Carmelite Centre Melbourne by Emeritus Professor Bernard McGinn (of Chicago University Divinity School) as part of the 5th centenary celebrations of the Birth of Teresa of Avila. 512 more words

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[Upcoming Paper] Ecstasy in Rhineland Mysticism: Albert the Great, Meister Eckhart and Henry Suso on the concept of rapture

I will be presenting a paper exploring the concept of ecstasy in Rhineland Mysticism at the Varieties of Ecstasy Workshop at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, Monash University, Caulfield held July 26th-27th. 350 more words

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