Saturday, July 29, 2017

"a real promise of joy in God"

"the [Christian] teaching of divine impassibility [is] not simply a limit placed upon our language, a pious refusal to attempt trespass upon God's majesty in his light inaccessible, but [is] in fact very much part of the ground of Christian hope, central to the positive message of the evangel, not simply an austere negation of thought, but a real promise of joy in God."

     David Bentley Hart, "No shadow of turning:  on divine impassibility" (2002), in The hidden and the manifest:  essays in theology and metaphysics (Grand Rapids, MI:  Eerdmans, 2017), 46-47 (45-69).

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