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Our Place in God

Robert W. Jenson

in Systematic Theology

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145984
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848980 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145984.003.0014
Our Place in God

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This chapter examines the mutual balance of reciprocal causalities of the relation: creatures' knowledge—or love or enjoyment—of God is explained by the effects or influences God and creatures are thought to have on each other. Being is truth; to be is to be knowable. Medieval thinkers said that a concept that had this relation to the concept of being was “convertible” with it, and called it a “transcendental” concept. These concepts are unity, truth, goodness, and beauty.

Keywords: reciprocal causalities; knowledge; God; truth; transcendental concept; goodness; beauty

Chapter.  6670 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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