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A Theology of Continuity

Charles Conti

in Metaphysical Personalism

Published in print September 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263388
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263388.003.0003
A Theology of Continuity

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This chapter illustrates how Farrer found a basis for natural theology within the parameters of God's action, rather than ‘outside’ in categories of natural theology. The strands of his strong ‘theology of continuity’ were evident in his early writings and show how subtle Farrer's metaphysical personalism was. This chapter also shows how the Incarnation brought the transcendent ‘down’ to raise human understanding ‘up’. By instantiating the transcendent in space and time, Incarnation provides a conceptual framework for theism. Thus transcendent God may be ‘humanly’ conceived in the personal form.

Keywords: natural theology; continuity; human understanding; transcendent; Incarnation

Chapter.  13968 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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