Outlining God

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March 3, 2013 by mattwilcoxen

“[O]ur noblest theologian is not one who has discovered the whole, for our earthly shackles do not permit us the whole, but one whose mental image is by comparison fuller, who has gathered in his mind a richer picture, outline, or whatever one calls it”.

Gregory of Nazianzus, Oration 30.17.

The mental image spoken of here is a “sketch” or “outline” of God taken from contemplating what God has made known in revelation.

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