Can people be aware of God? Can created beings process the Uncreated? the concept that of God and questions on our skill to understand him are primary to this e-book. japanese Orthodox theology distinguishes among understanding God as he's (his divine essence) and as he offers himself (through his energies), and hence it either negates and affirms the elemental query: guy can't understand God in his essence, yet could understand him via his energies. Henny Fiska Hagg investigates this earliest level of Christian unfavorable (apophatic) theology, in addition to the beginnings of the excellence among essence and energies, concentrating on Clement of Alexandria within the past due moment century. Clement's theological, social, non secular, and philosophical milieu is usually thought of, as is his indebtedness to center Platonism and its thought of God.
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