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Psuedo-Dionysius : Asymmetry in likeness (even natural likeness). The limitation of act can happen in the reception of act. Indeed the reception can be the thing itself.


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Initial post: Apr 28, 2011 10:16:47 PM PDT
Hoo-Zen!! says:
Nuff said really -- No need for extrinsic reception to limit act because the act is has as its exemplar a partial form in God.
Eg God {1,2,3...n--> infinity}
partial form in God {2,4,6 m---> infinity}
image {2,4,6} finite act.
just a model just an analogy (sort of) but clarifies and short-circuits a lot of meandering discussion

Courtesy of O'Rourke 's work on PsuedoDionysius.

Also My image is properly like me. but I am not (properly) like my image (its dead and I'm alive), from the same source.

Also see William Wallaces smoke streaming up an infinite chimney stack in laminar flow versus semi- resting in swirls half way up.

So much for protestant (liberal or conservative) absolute apophaticism.

Posted on May 29, 2011 11:06:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2011 11:07:28 PM PDT
Hoo-Zen!! says:
In other words God is not a complete alien - a la Karl Barth.
It is also the reason the God-Man was and is more human than we can ever hope to be (at least without his helpe that is).
There is a likeness proper and in qualified way(see previous post) proportional between Men and God, God and Man more the first than the second. See O'Rourke on Psuedo-Dionysius.
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