|Title||Attributes of God in Christianity|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Access Date||Dec 26, 2013|
|Last Update Date||Dec 12, 2013|
|Keywords||attributes of God, trinity|
Many Reformed theologians distinguish between the communicable attributes (those that human beings can also have) and the incommunicable attributes (those that belong to God alone). Donald Macleod, however, argues that "All the suggested classifications are artificial and misleading, not least that which has been most favoured by Reformed theologians – the division into communicable and incommunicable attributes."
Many of these attributes only say what God is not – for example, saying he is immutable is saying that he does not change.
The attributes of God may be classified under two main categories:
Millard Erickson calls these categories God's greatness and goodness respectively.