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Omnipresence
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[German Version]

is deemed to be one of the incommunicable divine attributes (attributa incommunicabilia). God is thought of as essentially infinite (infinitus), so that any spatial delimitation of his being is out of the question. Insofar as an attempt is made to express the immeasurable being (immensitas) of God, which is his even without the existence of the world, he is omnipresent, because logic does not permit God to be subject to spatial limitation within creation. Omnipresence is thus to be understood not as an operative but as an i…

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Brom, Luco J. van den, “Omnipresence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00457>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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