Definition of Aseity
1. Noun. (theology metaphysics) Being self-derived, in contrast to being derived from or dependent on another; being self-existent, having independent existence. ¹
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Definition of Aseity
1. self-origination [n ASEITIES]
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Literary usage of Aseity
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1. Theology as an Empirical Science by Douglas Clyde Macintosh (1919)
"... we shall discuss the scholastic-sounding attribute of aseity. William James has made use of this attribute of God as found in the scholastic theology, ..."
2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"For aseity or necessary existence is the highest perfection ... The idea of a most perfect Being, divested of aseity, is not an image of an absolutely ..."
3. A System of Christian Doctrine by Isaak August Dorner (1882)
"The last and inextinguishable distinction between God and man is then,1 that to God alone pertains self-existence or aseity, which interpenetrates all ..."
4. Collected Essays and Reviews by William James (1920)
"Surely because such attributes awaken no responsive active feelings and call for no particular conduct of our own. How does God's “aseity” come home to you? ..."
5. The Mercersburg Review by Marshall College (Mercersburg, Pa.). Alumni Association, Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1850)
"Even the necessity by which God himself exists, what is sometimes called his aseity, we hold to be a free necessity, and not a blind fate excluding thought ..."
6. The Christian Faith Personally Given in a System of Doctrine by Olin Alfred Curtis (1905)
"aseity. This means merely that God causes himself. ... As aseity emphasizes God's vitality from the standpoint of the idea of causation, so the attribute of ..."