the center; and Satan, being at the center, is crushed with the whole weight of the universe. God is the Being who encompasses all. All things exist in him. E. G. Robinson: ?Space is a relation; God is the author of relations and of our modes of thought; therefore God is the author of space. Space conditions our thought, but it does not condition God?s thought.?
Jonathan Edwards: ?Place itself is mental, and within and without are mental conceptions? When I say the material universe exists only in the mind, I mean that it is absolutely dependent on the conception of the mind for its existence, and does not exist as spirits do, whose existence does not consist in, nor in dependence on, the conception of other minds.? H. M. Stanley, on Space and Science, in Philosophical Rev., Nov. 1898:615 ? ?Space is not full of things, but things are spaceful? Space is a form of dynamic appearance.? Bradley carries the ideality of space to an extreme, when, in his Appearance and Reality, 35-38, he tells us: Space is not a mere relation, for it has parts, and what can be the parts of a relation? But space is nothing but a relation, for it is length of lengths of ? nothing that we can find. We can find no terms either inside or outside. Space, to be space, must have space outside itself Bradley therefore concludes that space is not reality but only appearance.
Immensity is infinity in its relation to space. God?s nature is not subject to the law of space. God is not in space. It is more correct to say that space is in God. Yet space has an objective reality to God. With creation space began to be, and since God sees according to truth, he recognizes relations of space in his creation.
Many of the remarks made in explanation of time apply equally to space. Space is not a substance nor an attribute, but a relation. It exists so soon as extended Matter exists, and exists as its necessary condition, whether our minds perceive it or not. Reid, Intellectual Powers, essay 2, chap. 9 ? ?Space is not so properly an object of sense, as a necessary concomitant of the objects of sight and touch.? When we see or touch body, we get the idea of space, in which the body exists, but the idea of space is not furnished by the sense; it is an a priori cognition of the reason. Experience furnishes the occasion of its evolution, but the mind evolves the conception by its own native energy.
Anselm, Proslogion, 19 ? ?Nothing contains thee, but thou containest all things.? Yet it is not precisely accurate to say that space is in God, for this expression seems to intimate that God is a greater space which somehow includes the less. God is rather unspatial and is the Lord of
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