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Single Idea 17231

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

God is free from passions, neither is He affected with any affect of joy or sorrow.

Gist of Idea

God feels no emotions, of joy or sorrow


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], V Pr 17)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.239

A Reaction

The general Christian view is that God has great compassion for human suffering, as Jesus appears to have had. Spinoza was very very intellectual.