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Isidore, Sententiae 1.2.2

The second sententia of the second chapter of Book 1 of Isidore’s Sententiae deals with the divine omnipotence. Text and Translation Omnipotentia divinae maiestatis cuncta potestatis suae inmensitate concludit, nec evadendi potentiam eius quis aditum invenire poterit, quia ille omnia circumquaque constringit. Cuncta enim intra divini iudicii omnipotentiam coartantur, sive quae continenda sunt ut salva sint, sive […]

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Isidore, Sententiae 1.2.1b

Sententiae 1.2.1b carries on in the same vein:1 Non ita putandus est esse in omnibus Deus ut unaquaeque res pro magnitudine portionis suae capiat eum, id est maxima maius, et minima minus, dum sit potius ipse totus in omnibus, sive omnia in ipso. God must not be thought of as being in all things in such […]

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Isidore, Sententiae 1.2.1a (Updated)

We now move on to the second chapter in the first book of Isidore’s Sententiae, which is titled Quod inmensus et omnipotens Deus (“That God is immense and omnipotent”). Cazier breaks the first sententia into two; I follow him here.1 Non ideo caelum et terram implet Deus ut contineant eum, sed ut ipsa potius contineantur ab eo. Nec […]

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Isidore, Sententiae 1.1.4

Given what has already been said, the question naturally arises: what do we make, then, of the fact that God seems to change course at various points in revealed history?1 Opus, non consilium apud Deum mutari, nec variari eum quia per varia tempora diversa praecepit; sed manens idem incommutabilis et aeternus, quid cuique congruum esset […]