Linguistic Docetism – Part 1

Linguistic Docetism - Part 1 Thomas Aquinas had argued for a two-tiered view of Church and State, in which the Pope had supreme authority in matters of religion and the emperor had supreme authority in matters of state. The Protestants adapted this argument to the New...

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Christ is Language – Part 6

Christ is Language - Part 6 The New Testament corpus - if it is truly a unified revelation of God - is therefore not a random gaggle of humanistic religious sentiments that must be systematized by some Protestant philosophical scheme or “authenticated” by modern...

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Christ is Language – Part 5

The New Testament materials are a body. But it is not enough to say that some parts of that body are strong, some are weak, some are clear, some are not so clear, some are simple, some are hard to understand - or that the whole body matures in its communication - from...

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Christ is Language – Part 4

In these lectures we have intentionally belabored the question of communication between God and man because much of the modern world believes that there is no possibility that God exists, or if God exists, there is no possibility that God can speak to creatures that...

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Christ is Language – Part 3

The reason that a man can know himself is because from the beginning, Christ begins to tell him who he is. The reason that a man can understand the language of another man is because they both are having the same conversation with Christ. The reason that a man may understand the world around him is that the world is being spoken into existence by the same voice that is speaking a man’s soul into existence.

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Christ is Language – Part 2

The difference between man and the animals is not the opposable thumb. Nor is it the extra cranial capacity. What most distinguishes the consciousness of man from the rest of the animals is that Christ is having a higher order conversation with the consciousness of...

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Christ is Language – Part 1

If God is speaking to us through ordinary language and ordinary literary conventions in the Synoptic Gospels, we must understand what we mean by language and literature and about the communication mechanics that necessarily exists between God and man. This too is...

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