Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Harvey responds to Leithart on First Things

It’s a great piece, and you can read it here. One haymaker:

“Of course, we cannot deny that God is omnipresent, but we can question whether that presence is flat, so to speak. Incarnation, Pentecost, and the return of Christ, for instance, as well as the consummated form of his presence at the End, invite an account of rich variety-in-presence. And, of course, Christians have dared to identify intensities of presence elsewhere: God speaks through prophets, anoints kings, and heals miraculously on occasion, with thin spaces, sacred spaces and all manner of sacramental spaces being regularly identified. In such accounts, God’s omnipresence is far from uniform. It is perhaps better—as so often the case with the triune God—to speak of unity and distinction here”


At 11/18/2014 5:45 PM, Blogger Keen Reader said...

What the heck does that verbiage mean?

At 12/04/2014 5:41 PM, Blogger joe blogs said...

It means what it says! Or at least what the author intended it to say. It definitely does not simply mean whatever it is taken to mean. It means pick up a dictionary if you don't know what it means. It means scholars get bored of writing short words, and some commenters get bored of uninspired and predictable complaint comments. It means rant over. Apologies. :)


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