God s Acting Man s Acting

God s Acting  Man s Acting

In other words, it seems that, in all the assertions mentioned, the focus of criticism is that God—or the gods—can do anything they want to, instantaneously and effortlessly. There is, however, a fundamental difference between the ...

Author: Francesca Calabi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004162709

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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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.
Categories: Religion

Triumphal Sun The

Triumphal Sun  The

God's acting with man is therefore also described, in Koranic imagery, under the simile of a merchant:72 He buys man's ... and if man willingly sells to Him whatever he possesses, he is rewarded by the most wonderful spiritual gain: God ...

Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438418995

Category: Religion

Page: 513

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This is a book on Rumi’s life, his poetry, his thought, and his influence. Rumi’s work forms one of the pillars of the Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi order, better known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. In this book Rumi emerges not only as a spiritual master, but also as a fully human being grounded firmly in the Koran and in classical Islamic mysticism. The light of the Divine Sun, in its Beauty and Majesty, manifested itself for Rumi through the person of Shams of Tabriz. Transformed by this light, consumed by this fire, Mowlana Rumi saw the world in a new light. Everywhere he perceived God’s Grandeur and his Grace. The book also discusses the theological premises upon which Rumi’s work rests, his attitude to the problems of free will and predestination, and his analysis of the mystical stages and stations. The book not only gives a very rich analysis of Rumi’s language and poetical art, but also a picture of medieval Konya, whose features the mystical poet transforms and transfigures.
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The Oneness and Simplicity of God

The Oneness and Simplicity of God

Being without parts means that God is incorporeal, since bodies consist of matter and form and therefore cannot be ... An Exegetefor his Time; calabi, God's Acting, Man's Acting: Tradition and Philosophy in Philo ofAlexandria, 17–38.

Author: Barry D. Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625641250

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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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 being simple or non-composite, having no parts of any kind. In this way, God is said to be an absolute unity. After a consideration of all the evidence, Barry D. Smith reaches the conclusion that there is no basis for ascribing simplicity to God. The simplicity doctrine is not found in Scripture and the traditional arguments used to establish it are unconvincing. In addition, the recent defenses of the simplicity doctrine prompted by Alvin Plantinga's work Does God Have a Nature? are unsuccessful. It should not be thought, however, that the rejection of divine simplicity means that by default God must be conceived as composite, not even as a perfect composite with maximally great, God-making properties. Rather, there is a third option: God should not be conceived as either simple or composite. The question of in which mode God has attributes or exemplifies properties should be set aside.
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Fallen Angels in Jewish Christian and Mohammedan Literature

Fallen Angels in Jewish  Christian  and Mohammedan Literature

He is even permitted to afflict him that man 's firmness of belief may be established (Job 1.6). ... Satan never appears as acting on his own account; he acts in his capacity as God-appointed accuser and tempter (job. 13.ff; Zech 3.

Author: Leo Jung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556354168

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Rabbi Leo Jung (1892-1987) was one of the major architects of American Orthodox Judaism. He attended Cambridge University and received his doctorate from the University of London. He taught ethics and homiletics at Yeshiva University where he influenced the graduates to create an urbane, moral, and dignified Orthodoxy.
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JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GODS Myth Acting Models of Character in the Crisis of Modernity

JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GODS  Myth Acting Models of Character in the Crisis of Modernity

contrasting types, the rational and practical man of reason in contrast to the sensuous, irrational man of dangerous ... Myth acting the masks of the mountain kami is always linked with revelation of the model of character after descent ...

Author: John Foster

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359761708



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The Idea of the Actor

The Idea of the Actor

Renaissance humanists generally envision man as such an acting animal. In the most familiar case, the Adam of Pico's Oration (1495) has no defining role in nature, and is unconstrained by any limitation. God tells this “indeterminate” ...

Author: William B. Worthen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400857531

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Analyzing the relationship between dramatic action and the controversial art of acting, William Worthen demonstrates that what it means to act, to be an actor, and to communicate through acting embodies both an ethics of acting and a poetics of drama. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Performing Arts

Basic Ideas in Religion

Basic Ideas in Religion

But in these special cases , God does not act one whit more directly than ordinarily , though He acts in one sense more freely ... To deny God's power to act on nature is to deny man's power to act at all , and lands us in fatalism .

Author: Richard Wilde Micou


ISBN: UVA:X002196730

Category: Apologetics

Page: 496

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Categories: Apologetics



The heart of rebellion is disbelief in God and yourself acting like God. Thus TRUE WORSHIP OF GOD IS THE OPPOSITE OF REBELLION, IDOLATRY AND SORCERY. TRUE WORSHIP IS ACKNOWLEDGING GOD AS GOD AND MAN AS MAN. When God's position as God is ...

Author: Dr. George Joseph K PhD



Category: Religion

Page: 150

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There are reasonable symptoms of the weakening of the church and Christian faith in the USA, and thereby the silent death American democracy and American Empire. The vacuum created in the American mind by the secular humanism, anti-supernatural liberal theology and godless philosophies have prepared the fertile ground for the silent take-over of USA by Islam, Hinduism, Advaita and yoga. New Age religion legitimizes almost anything in the name of religion. There is an explosion of sorcery. The absolutely unwise philosophies like all is one, man is God etc become widely accepted among the people. New age psychology rejects the supernatural and God of the Bible, but accepts the paranormal miracles of devil. When the people begin to love the lie and hate the truth, the future is bleak. A strong democratic America would guarantee a better world. But what if the whole nation is hypnotized into paranormal and abnormal by secular spiritualities?
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MAN CAN BECOME GOD” ARGUMENT IS THE BIGGEST POSSIBLE LIE OF SATAN The basic issue in sorcery is the desire of the creatures to act like the creator. Sorcery is nothing but rebellion. Rebellion is sorcery. Rebellion is equal to sorcery ...

Author: Dr. George Joseph K PhD



Category: Religion

Page: 376

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The American dream of a free world will be defeated, if Christianity will be defeated in USA. USA cannot survive unless the current perceptions of freedom and secularism undergo a drastic change. There is freedom to promote almost everything except the Christian truth. Ten Commandments are banned. But yoga is promoted at all levels. This kind of selective discrimination against the truth will destroy the very foundations of any society. Strange motivations of the anti-supernatural secularist lobby in the governmental institutions and their complicity in side-lining Christian faith cannot be ruled out. Thus ironically the undefeatable America tends to defeat itself. In its rejection of Christian truth and values, USA made truth a lie, and the lie a truth. If the current trends of self-hatred of Christian faith by higher criticism and liberal theology and destruction of churches continue, in 20 years USA will be overrun by the values and culture of Hinduism and Islam. And USA will go down in history as the most powerful empire, which had the best values in its custody since the days of its foundation, but subjected itself to a silent death, executed by its experts, and enjoyed by its people who went after thrillers, fantasies, romances, and other vain imaginations, neglecting the truth. Remember, it was the hatred to Christian values that instigated the anti-supernatural liberal theology from within and without the church, which ultimately resulted in the Nazi Holocaust. Beware, when the Christian faith and values are suppressed, the very survival of the societies at large, is endangered. This is the lesson of the entire world history.
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Acting Liturgically

Acting Liturgically

It follows that God's “ intellect and its object are altogether the same ; so that He neither is without the ... it is known by the proper species adequate to the knowable object , as when the eye sees a man through the image of a man .

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198805380

Category: Liturgics

Page: 306

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Participation in religious liturgies and rituals is a pervasive and complex human activity. This book discusses the nature of liturgical activity and the various dimensions of such activity. Nicholas Wolterstorff focuses on understanding what liturgical agents actually do and shows religious practice as a rich area for philosophical reflection.
Categories: Liturgics