40) But if the Father is wise only in the begetting
of his wisdom, or is Father only in the begetting
of his Son, then he is not God without that wisdom or Son, which leads to the unsatisfying conclusion that the Son is indistinguishable from the Father.
entirety from the Father in his eternal begetting of the Son, whereas
uncreated being opens up a concrete collaboration between begetting and
The Father's eternal begetting of the Son is included in
the temporal incarnated begetting of Jesus that is accomplished by the
What does this imply regarding human begetting and the problem of
The Father in begetting the Son has poured out his whole
not subtract anything from himself in the act of begetting but shares an
root of society is in the Father's begetting of the Son, bringing
My only reservation with his theory is that perhaps the interrelated person-defining activities of begetting
, being begotten, and being spiraled might better be seen as variations on a single activity, e.
If one severs the possibility of reproduction from the nature of the sexual act, then it will be difficult to deny the 'right' to engage in legally sanctioned sexual activities to those (homosexuals and others) whose sexual act always precludes the begetting of a child.
If the heterosexuals distort the relationship between man and woman at its most intimate level, through their decision to avoid begetting new life, how can they reasonably ask those who are oriented differently to resist their own particular temptation to distort their own lives?