An Attempt to Understand the Unity of the Divine Identities of God as Love and God as Truth

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Ostberg, Luke
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Roncalli, Elvira
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2024
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An Attempt to Understand the Unity of the Divine Identities of God as Love and God as Truth
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Within Christian Philosophy, two seemingly contrary identities of God are held to be one: “God is love” and “God is truth.” “God is love”, especially in the context that God as Christ lived as a man and died as a man, implies a changing nature that can suffer. Alternatively, “God is truth” implies an eternally unchanging reality of God. How do these two identities unite, and what does their unity look like? In this research, I attempt to approach an understanding of how this unity works through analogies of the human person to God. Looking at the will-intellect structure of the soul and love’s unifying nature, I show how God’s unity of love and truth can potentially be seen in examples relating to these human features.
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