13) The vertical analogy, that "between God and creatures," grounds the possibility of such a dynamic by providing an interconnection and an end for all creaturely
At first glance, Edwards's thesis might seem counterintuitive: if God works according to and within the limits of creaturely
processes, then how can he insist that God also acts "especially" to redeem the world?
Theology is a collection of thirteen essays exploring the theology (or relationship) of humans and nonhuman creatures.
Other essays by James Pambrun and Thomas Tracy delve further into issues about the interrelation of divine and creaturely
Regarding the problem of evolutionary struggle and a loving God, God allows freedom in nature "for the sake of creaturely
exploration," just as God grants humans free will to choose between right and wrong so that a meaningful relationship of love between God and humans becomes possible.
If God and world coexist within a continuum, then divine agency is exercised at the expense of creaturely
agency, and vice versa.
There is a creaturely
, magical dimension to this story.
Reason cannot resist the idea of God as the unconditioned cause of all else, but neither can it tolerate such an idea, for it seems to preclude true creaturely
A merely creaturely
or a merely divine process would explain nothing.
As a systematician, I come away from this book more convinced than ever before that the idea that God might have picked out Homo sapiens from among other creaturely
species (with other hominids eventually dying out) is consistent with how divine election has been shown to work (e.
Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human
Christ is not portrayed as the "Redeemer," as the canonical Catholic tradition would have him, but he is recovered for his creaturely
essence, as a representation of what modern biopolitical thought has named "bare life"--that is, what remains to human life once it has been stripped of any political and ideological value.
Lady Liberty marked a slight departure from Puppies's growing pantheon of pop-cultural characters whose creaturely
or monstrous bodies make them objects of disgust or fear--but still, it's not easy being green.
Whether they attend to characters, machines, or both, in short, existing accounts of novelistic sound ignore the contribution of these creaturely
vocalizations, effectively excluding them from the supposedly all-inclusive community that is the novelistic symphony of voices.
Indeed, as Weller argues, with the creaturely
Molloy "Beckett disintegrates the Cartesian human/animal distinction, producing neither a rational animal nor Aristotle's political animal, but rather a human-becoming-animal that counterpoints Kafka's animal-becoming-human in his 'A Report to an Academy' (1917)" (2008, 215).