– With Torrance, I say that in Jesus, divine election and predestination has moved from the eternal into time, and thus it follows that election has a temporal aspect to it.
– Election, becoming temporal without ceasing to be eternal, then confronts us (Torrance again) in the person of Jesus.
– While it is temporal, election is not thereby historicized or bound up with us.
– In the act of revelation, God’s being declares God’s reality (see Barth’s ‘Dogmatics’, II/I p. 262)
– Following Barth, I say that as God’s being declares reality, so God determines our capacity to receive Him.
-Bruce McCormack, in his LATC lecture on the atonement, interacted with apophatic theology briefly – his position can be sketched as follows:
Apophatic theology draws on epistemic considerations in order to establish the limit of human knowing and so locate God right on the other side of that line. The problem…
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