Revisiting the Doctrine of the Divine Attributes: In by Christopher R.J. Holmes

By Christopher R.J. Holmes

There's growing to be acceptance that an account of God’s attributes is critical to the church’s proclamation. This learn offers 3 probing twentieth-century debts - these of Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel, and Wolf Krötke - every one of whom reformulated the classical form of the doctrine. Giving specific awareness to the divine glory, the case is made that God, instead of being an unthinkable and unspeakable horizon, is the wonderful One, whose glory is his self-communication and the unifying horizon of attribution.

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In accordance with the way in which our intellects know God, God is expressed in all too imperfect manner. In fact, our intellects cannot grasp how the names which we apply to God exist in God supremely. , the perfections themselves which they signify, such as goodness, life, and the like, and their mode of signification. As regards what is signified by these names, they belong properly to God, and more properly than they belong to creatures, and are applied primarily to Him. But as regards their mode of signification, they do not properly and strictly apply to God; for their mode 37 of signification befits creatures.

Concomitant with the manifestation of glory is the fact that it must be acknowledged. The revelation of glory compels and incites response, namely proclamation and praise. And so, it is clear that for both Polanus and van Mastricht glory includes both the brilliance of what is manifested and its demand to be heralded and praised aloud. To sum up: Barth’s reading of the Protestant orthodox is both positive and negative. Negative in that the doctrine of the divine attributes, as presented by Polanus, van Mastricht, Wollebius, and Quenstedt, reiterates the semi-nominalist leanings of the tradition.

Krötke asks how can there possibly be, for Gregory, creaturely participation in the glory which emanates from God if the very height of this glory prevents if from being grasped, thought, or expressed in the world? In other words: How can the creature participate in that which cannot be thought by virtue of its incomprehensibility and lack of limit? Krötke argues that, for Gregory, participation in deity assumes the mode of a silent honoring of that which transcends thought and speech. Silence, engendered by the radical distinction of God from what is creaturely, is the precise manner of participation in God.

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