Philosophy exhorts Boethius to raise human reason up to the divine mind
(Consolatio V pr.
So, Newton's realism about space and time was thus simultaneously realism about an immaterial substance--the divine mind
If He has restricted the everyday governance of the church to mere men, then that must have been in the Divine Mind
from all eternity, and will continue to reside there forever.
In his study of Wyclif's writings and those of his followers, Ghosh finds a fundamental opposition between "a dialogic, interested, and, by implication, corrupt 'glossatorial hermeneutics'" practiced within the church and the universities and a theoretically "monologic apprehension of the divine mind
through a transparent 'open' text" (7).
I think, indeed, that both the creation, and the fall preceded every external act of predestination, as also the decree concerning the creation of man, and the permission of his fall preceded, in the Divine mind
, the decree of Predestination.
The Greeks saw these rational principles, by which the raw stuff of the world has been made a Cosmos, as really existing out there in an objective Order of Reason, and ultimately in the Divine Mind
One interpretation of this kind of elegance and precision and power is that the universe everywhere is being guided by a divine mind
Thus, the Jewish aim is an "elevating knowledge of the real" (154), a constant approximation to the divine mind
without a hope of attaining it.
Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science, wrote: "Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind
At his funeral in 1880, Benjamin Peirce was eulogized by a Harvard colleague as one who, being a first-rate mathematician, knew "more about the realm of spiritual being than anyone else who ever trod the earth, that he beheld God, entered into the Divine mind
, drank in truth from its living and eternal fountain, as no other human being ever did" (pp.
In principle, the scientist can know and be quite aware of the fact that when nature testifies, God teaches, and in principle, the students can know that the divine mind
is the exemplar of every truth of mathematics and geometry.
As that reflection of the Divine Mind
, I believe true consciousness mirrors the spiritual qualities and substance of God's intelligence, wisdom and love, and thus manifests good in our thoughts and actions.
Inversely, it is possible to grasp, by means of the phantasms of the imagination, the symbolic unity of the "rational numbers of our mind, in relation to the real, ineffable numbers of the divine mind
Koterski next considers the theme of "divine ideas," explaining how, in conjunction with their biblical exegesis and negative or analogical theology, medieval thinkers adapted the multiple Platonic eternal forms to their own religious beliefs by relocating and identifying them inside and with the divine mind
The final act reveals the Divine Mind
through a conversation between the One and the Other, who both understand their mutual dependence.