God S Acting Man S Acting

Author: Francesca Calabi
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004162704
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The topic tackled in this book is Philo's account of the complex, double-sided nature of God's acting - the two-sided coin of God as transcendent yet immanent, unknowable yet revealed, immobile yet creating - and also the two sides of acting in humans - who, in an attempt to imitate God, both contemplate and produce. In both contexts, divine and human, Philo considers that it would not be proper to give precedence to either side - the result would be barren. God's acting and man's acting are at the same time both speculative and practical, and it is precisely out of this co-presence that the order of the world unfolds. Philo considers this two-sided condition as a source of complexity and fertility. Francesca Calabi argues that, far from being an irresolvable contradiction, Philo's two-fold vision is the key to understanding his works. It constitutes a richness that rejects reduction to apparently incompatible forms and aspects.
God's Acting, Man's Acting
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Francesca Calabi
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: BRILL

The topic tackled in this book is Philo's account of the complex, double-sided nature of God's acting - the two-sided coin of God as transcendent yet immanent, unknowable yet revealed, immobile yet creating - and also the two sides of acting in humans - who, in an attempt to imitate
The Oneness and Simplicity of God
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Barry D. Smith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-13 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

That YHWH is numerically one is foundational to the theology of the Hebrew Bible. Christian theologians historically have affirmed that there is a more fundamental type of oneness attributable to God. God is one not merely in the sense of being the only God, but also in the sense of
The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
Language: en
Pages: 565
Authors: Markus Witte, Sven Behnke
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-17 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Metaphors are a vital linguistic component of religious speech and serve as a cultural indicator of how groups understand themselves and the world. The essays compiled in this volume analyze the use, function, and structure of metaphors in Jewish writings from the Hellenistic-Roman period (including the works of Philo and
Thomas F. Torrance
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Paul D. Molnar
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-17 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides an important study of the theology of Thomas F. Torrance, who is generally considered to have been one of the most significant theologians writing in English during the twentieth century, with a view toward showing how his theological method and all his major doctrinal views were shaped
An Introduction to Torrance Theology
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Gerrit Dawson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

For more than six decades, the brothers Torrance--Thomas, James and David-have had a tremendous influence on the theological world. They and particularly TF Torrance, have a devoted following world-wide and particularly in the US. Their high view of the fully human, fully divine Jesus is built upon the foundation of