Sophia 52 (1):77-94 (2013)

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Allen Bradley
University of North Texas
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This paper examines the relationship between God and those universals that characterize his nature. It is argued that God has sovereignty over his nature, even though he is not self-creating, and does not give rise to the universals that characterize his nature by any act of intellection. Rather, God is himself an act of rational willing in which all that is has its existence. Because the act that is God is one of free will, he has sovereignty over the features it displays, which include all that characterizes his nature
Keywords Aseity  Divine freedom  Divine nature  Divine will  Sovereignty  States of affairs  Tropes
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DOI 10.1007/s11841-011-0270-4
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