omnipresence


omnipresence
   Omnipresence is the property of being present everywhere in at least some sense of 'present everywhere'. Christian philosophers do not believe that God is physically present everywhere in the way that we are physically present in the space occupied by our bodies. Rather, Christian philosophers believe that God is present everywhere in the sense that God knows what is happening everywhere (thanks to his omniscience) and is able to act anywhere (thanks to his omnipotence). It is fair to term this 'omnipresence' because we mere humans know what is happening and are able to act only through our bodies, which determine where we are present. Christian philosophers have debated whether the second person of the Trinity remained omnipresent throughout the incarnation.
   See God, nature of
   Further reading: Aquinas 1963-80; Brom 1993; Quinn and Taliaferro 1997

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