Divine Simplicity Summarized

Steven J .Duby’s summary in Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account, 81-86:

(1) “God is pure act and is therefore not composed of act and potency.”

(2) “God is entirely spiritual and is therefore not composed of corporeal parts.”

(3) “God is his own form (deitas) and is therefore not composed of matter and form.”

(4) “God is his own divinity subsisting and is therefore not composed of nature and suppositum or individual.”

(5) “God is really identical with each of the persons of the Trinity and is not composed by them.”

(6) “God, who is his own essence, is identical with his own existence also.”

(7) “God transcends classification and demarcation and is therefore not composed of genus and species.”

(8) “God is identical with each of his own attributes.”

(9) “God is wholly himself and not susceptive of any composition at all.”

(10) “Finally, while God is fully himself and incomposite in himself, he is also not joined to other things as though he might become part of a composite.”