While it was a centerpiece of medieval theology, the thesis of God's simplicity is often perceived by contemporary thinkers as enigmatic or even incoherent. After having presented the recent debate on divine simplicity from a historical perspective, this paper questions the attribute of simplicity from the perspective of the fourteenth‐century German preacher Meister Eckhart and shows that the so‐called speculative mystical thought of the Middle Ages is able to suggest new perspectives regarding God's simplicity, and to enrich discussions on this difficult aspect of the divine nature.
Modern Theology – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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