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The Quid Sit Deus

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The Quid sit Deus consists in the divine spirituality, simplicity, and immutability. This chapter examines Petrus van Mastricht's exposition of the divine spirituality and simplicity. This examination is concerned with the structure and content of Mastricht's description of these divine "essential" attributes. The chapter presents a descriptive analysis of Mastricht's understanding of the divine spirituality and simplicity as found in the Theoretico-practica theologia (TPT). Mastricht argues that divine spirituality and simplicity have been merged for the reason that "God is a Spirit of himself." An examination of the structure of the elenctic section of the divine spirituality shows that Mastricht argues five questions that relate to the twofold division he established in the exegetical section and continued in the doctrinal section, the divine spirituality and worship.

Keywords: divine simplicity; divine spirituality; exegetical section; God; Petrus van Mastricht; Quid sit Deus; Theoretico-practica theologia (TPT)



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