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anchors her theology in Thomas Aquinas, who in his vision of divine providence is more affirmative of other creaturely beings.
79) This is possible because the substantial reality of created nature is manifested above all in creaturely freedom, namely the possibilities of moving toward God or away from God.
Berry's criticisms of these failures are withering, but especially in recent years, he has grounded his writings on two related Christian doctrines: the Incarnation, with its implications for our treatment of physical bodies, and "mystery" or our creaturely need to live humbly by faith in a world we did not create and cannot control.
12) But Moltmann goes further than simply suggesting that creaturely beings come to their fullness and most abundant form of life in God in the Sabbath.
The relationship between "Father," "Son," and "Spirit" revealed in the economy of salvation--in the creaturely, material world--reveals that God is really in relationship ad intra.
Spenser's poetic speaker is unable to accept a shared creaturely condition that would include lust and all of its implications of irrationality and weakness.
Murphy's key thesis is contained in chapters 5 and 6 of the book and is the notion of "moral concurrentism," in which "an account of the good in which facts about God and facts about creaturely nature cooperate in fixing the character of creaturely goodness" (149).
Wesley believed creaturely love emerges from awareness--explicit or implicit--of God's love.
In what Benjamin calls "anthropological materialism," creaturely experience and political action take up the space that before was occupied by idealism and metaphysical materialism.
Marpeck replied that Jesus "participates in Mary's creaturely flesh" (64) and disagreed with how Schwenckfeld interpreted the ancient theologians: "The ancient theologians taught that Christ's humanity was creaturely .
Dewdrop pointed up the elements of Kistler's presence that account for her charisma: a spontaneous blush, high-tech line, a carriage suggestive of creaturely pride, and a precocious sense of adventure.
Instead, if creation itself is understood as the kenotic "self-bestowal of God," then God both enables and empowers evolutionary emergence and creaturely autonomy to flourish in and through the chance and lawful processes of the world.
Rather, we must learn to see how the glorious body, in whatever form it is presupposed, is not to be severed from the earthly, creaturely body that we inhabit daily.
The latter, our historical existence, reflects the distortion from God's intention for creaturely being--particularly in the history of war, violence, oppression, self-righteousness and pride.
The consolation for this is the attainment of a clear-eyed humility about how creaturely even self-reflection is.