Monday, April 27, 2009

Wisdom on the doctrine of "analogy"

"from the greatness and beauty of created things is their Creator correspondingly [(analogôs)] discerned."

Wisdom 13:5, NETS (Michael A. Knibb), I was put onto this by Jean-Pierre Torrell, who says that the presence of analogôs (or "par analogie") here "would have delighted" Aquinas, who quoted this verse several times, but from the Vulgate, where cognoscibiliter appears (Jean-Pierre Torrell, "Philosophie et théologie d'après le Prologue de Thomas d'Aquin au Super Boetium de Trinitate: essai d'une lecture théologique," Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 10 (1999): 309). Would it have delighted Barth?

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