The aforesaid, is aimed to establish if effectively is fair to identify the ipsum esse subsistens with the idea of God considered as the separated being from Platonic . URAM) in their existence or esse. 9. Referring to St. Thomas’s concept of God as Ipsum Esse Subsistens, i.e.,. Subsistent Being Itself, Jacques Maritain. Aquinas wrote that God is “ipsum esse subsistens,” translated by Bishop Robert Barron as “the shear act of ‘to be’ itself.” So the idea of God not simply as a noun.

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Aseity from Latin a “from” and se “self”, plus -ity is the property by which a being exists in and of itself, from itself, or exists as so-and-such of and from itself. Aseity has two aspects, one positive and one negative: In its “positive” meaning, it affirms that God is completely self-sufficient, having within Godself the sufficient reason for God’s own existence.

As a part of this belief God is said to be incapable of changing see Hebrews Since God was, and is, and is to be the Absolute Perfection, there is no further need to change: Gregory of Nyssa[4] [5] actus purus [6] and ipsum esse subsistens [7] [8] Thomas Aquinas.


Thomas, for instance have also thought that aseity implies divine simplicity: Whether or not this being should be described as God turns on whether the label ‘Creator’ is a rigid designator of God.

Given that most theists understand all that is not God to be brought about by God, and that many for example, St. Aquinas argue from the non-aseity of the universe to the existence of Godthis problem is somewhat theoretical.

There is subaistens a possible threat to divine aseity by the existence of abstract objects, a threat that philosopher William Lane Craig attempts to provide reconciliations for in his book, God Over All. The aorist tense implies that everything that exists other than God came into being at some time in the past.

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This verse carries the weighty metaphysical implication that there are no eternal entities apart from God, eternal either in the sense of existing atemporally or of existing sempiternally. Rather everything that exists, with the exception of God Himself, is the product of temporal becoming.

Aseity has also been criticized as being logically incompatible with the concept of God as a being or of God as existing. This, however, seems to contradict the notion that God is a person or a causal agent, for what person or agent can also be a property or complex of properties? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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Catholic EncyclopediaNew Advent. Retrieved July 15, Aseity has two aspects, one positive and one negative.

In its negative meaning, which emerged first in the history of thought, it affirms that God is uncaused, depending on no other being for the source of God’s existence. In its positive meaning, it affirms that God is completely self-sufficient, having within Godself the sufficient reason for God’s own existence.

God and the Ways of Knowing. God, His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes. Morris Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, ipsmu Retrieved 19 May Chicago University Press, ff. Retrieved from ” https: Subsistenx of God Attributes of God in Christian theology.

Ipsum Esse Subsistens – The Sheer Act of “to be”

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