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By Mark Edwards

Christianity announces Christ and the incarnate note of God; the Bible is defined because the be aware of God in either Jewish and Christian culture. Are those usages in basic terms homonymous, or may the ancients have well-known a extra intimate relation among the be aware incarnate and the note proclaimed? This e-book investigates the idea that of trademarks in pagan, Jewish and Christian notion, that allows you to elucidating the polyphonic features which the be aware received whilst utilized in theological discourse. Edwards provides a survey of theological functions of the time period trademarks in Greek, Jewish and Christian idea from Plato to Augustine and Proclus. specified concentration is put on: the relation of phrases to pictures in illustration of divine realm, the relation among the trademarks inside (reason) and the trademarks with out (speech) either in linguistics and in Christology, the relation among the incarnate observe and the written textual content, and where of cause within the interpretation of revelation.

Bringing jointly fabrics that are not often synthesized in sleek research, this publication indicates how Greek and biblical inspiration half corporation of their appraisal of the capability of cause to understand the character of God, and the way consequently verbal revelation performs a extra major position in biblical educating. Edwards exhibits how this entailed the rejection of pictures in Jewish and Christian idea, and the way the manifestation in flesh of Christ because the residing notice of God forced the church to think again either the relation of be aware to snapshot and the interaction among the trademarks inside and the written trademarks within the formula of Christian doctrine.

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