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Lecture 3

RLG340 Lecture 3 - Theologians


Department
Religion
Course Code
RLG340H5
Professor
Adam Lehto
Lecture
3

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RLG340'Lecture'3'
September'22,'2011'
'
Theology'
Presentation:'
The'theologians:'
@ Athanasius,'Barlaam,'Gregory'of'Nyssa'
Answers'to'1:'
Indecisive'because'they'are'trying'to'get'
something'new'from'God.''
@ God:'its'hard'to'understand'Him'from'a'
physical'point'of'view,'its'not'something'
scientific,'or'physical.'The'encounter'is'
possible'from'“energies”'(deification'–'
transcending'oneself,''but'you'have'to'
submit'to'the'authority,'you'cant'do'your'
own'deification,'still'need'to'be'in'the'
sacraments).'Deification:'author'keeps'
making'fun'of'the'western,'he'says'the'
western'is'stuck'on'the'mind,'intellectual'
proposition.'He'says'that'theology'is'
experiencing'God,'not'doing'it'with'“rules”'
@ God’s'relationship'with'man:'the'human'
mind'cannot'reach'God’s'present,'God'is'
not'material,'so'we'have'to'get'to'God'
through'the'soul'and'transcending'to'God.'
They'say'that'it'is'something''
@ Scripture:'Revelation:'they'had'a'lot'of'
controversy'about'revelation:'the'emperor'
was'saying'they'were'the'faith,'so'he'is'
trying'to'even'out'himself'into'the'
scripture.'You'need'to'experience'what'is'
in'the'faith.''
@ Do'you'need'to'be'under'the'sacraments'
and'bishops'to'see'the'revelations'and'
mysticism?''
o We'got'this'thousand'years'of'
theological'grounds:'how'true'is'the'
vision?'We'can'look'back'or'we'can'
look'forward?'''
o We'can'be'mysticism'now.'
'
Answer'2:'
@ Would'it'have'been'a'good'thing'if'they'
were'together?'They'were'not'really'apart'
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