26 Dec 2013

Attributes of God in Christianity

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleAttributes of God in Christianity
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2013
Access Year2013
Access DateDec 26, 2013
Last Update DateDec 12, 2013
Publisherwikipedia.org
Keywordsattributes of God, trinity
Abstract

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:

  1. His infinite powers.
  2. His personality attributes, like holiness and love.

Millard Erickson calls these categories God's greatness and goodness respectively.

URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attributes_of_God_in_Christianity
Citation Keyctkey660

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