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Averroes, full name ʾAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad bin ʾAḥmad bin Rušd
1126
1198

Arabic Philosopher

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A simple-minded believer would say, ‘God is in Heaven.’ A man of trained mind, knowing that God must be represented as a physical entity in space, would say, ‘God is everywhere, and not merely in Heaven.’ But if the omnipresence of God be taken only in a physical and spatial sense, that formula, too, is likely in error. Accordingly, the philosopher more adequately expresses the purely spiritual nature of God when he asserts that God is nowhere but in Himself; in fact, rather than say that God is in spaced he might more justly say that space and matter are in God.

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Averroes, full name ʾAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad bin ʾAḥmad bin Rušd
Birth Date
1126
Death Date
1198
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Arabic Philosopher