|Title:||Aut Deus aut nihil God or nothing, or, a logicall method comprised in twelve propositions, deducing from the actual being of what we evidently experience, the unavoidable necessity of a God, against the atheists of our age and nation / by Vincent Hattecliffe.|
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Aut Deus aut nihil God or nothing, or, a logicall method comprised in twelve propositions, deducing from the actual being of what we evidently experience, the unavoidable necessity of a God, against the atheists of our age and nation / by Vincent Hattecliffe.
London: Printed by Ralph Wood for the author, and are to be sold by Nath. Brooks, 1659.
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
God -- Proof, Empirical.
Christianity -- Controversial literature.
To the Right Honorable HENRY Lord Marquis of Dorche∣ster, Earle of Kingston, Viscount Newark, Lord Pierrepoint, &c.
Aut Deus, aut nihil. God, or nothing.
The first Proposition. It seems that there is something now in actual being.
The second Proposition. Something is now in Actual Being.
The third Proposition. There hath alwayes been something in Actual Being.
The fourth Proposition. There shall alwayes be something in actuall being.
The fifth Proposition Amongst all things which alwayes have been, are now, and ever shall be, there must be some (I determine not yet whether one or more) which is absolutely, and es∣sentially necessary, and not produced by any different cause; that is, to which it is es∣sential to be in actual being, and so cannot but be from all eternity to all eternity; the same without the least change or al∣teration.
The sixth Proposition. Whatsoever is an actual being essentially, must be of it self, that is, independent of any cause different from it.
The seventh Proposition. No actual being that is superfluous, de∣fective, inordinate, absurd, or difform from the rule of right Reason, can be essentially necessary, or of it self.
The eighth Proposition. No Actual Being, which is oboxious to Deordinations and Absurdities, can be essentially necessary, or of it self.
The ninth Proposition. Nothing can be an actual being essentially, and of it self, which is not indued with the light of Reason.
The tenth Proposition. Onely Actual Reason, in its full perfecti∣on and latitude, that is, Reason it self, is an actual being essentially neces∣sary.
The eleventh Proposition. Onely Actual Reason in its full perfection, or Reason it self, is essentially an actual being of it self.
The twelfth Proposition. Reason it self, being essentially necessary, and of it self, is God.
The first Attribute. The Unity of God.
The second Attribute. God's Indivisibility.
The third Attribute. The Spirituality of God.
The fourth Attribute. The Simplicity of God's being.
The fifth Attribute. The Ubiquity of God.
The sixth Attribute. The Eternity of God.
The seventh Attribute. The Omnisciency of God.
The eighth Attribute. Of Gods Omnipotency.
The ninth Attribute. The Goodness of God.
The tenth Attribute. The Purity and Sanctity of God.
The eleventh Attribute. Of the infallible Veracity of God.
The twelfth Attribute. Gods Justice.
The thirteenth Attribute. Of the ever blessed Trinity.
The Index of the principal Matters contained in this Tract.