Am I divine?
Version of Record online: 26 OCT 2009
© The author 2009. Journal compilation © The Dominican Council.
Volume 91, Issue 1034, pages 386–400, July 2010
How to Cite
Göcke, B. (2010), Am I divine?. New Blackfriars, 91: 386–400. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01329.x
- Issue online: 7 JUN 2010
- Version of Record online: 26 OCT 2009
- Possible Worlds
On the one hand, arguably, I am neither this nor that. Arguably, neither is God this or that – so, am I God? Otherwise it seems that I must be this and God must be that. On the other hand, the being of the universe is not something of which I could plausibly be construed as the ultimate cause. That is God's creative act. Because I do not create the universe, I am not God. So I am God and I am not God. Here's a solution: God is One but also Three, I am but one.