From: Robert Benn Vincent, Sr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 19 1997 - 06:59:21 EST
Would an analogy from Christology be helpful? Isn't the greatest truth of
Christianity a paradox? Jesus is truly human and truly divine, in one
person. Orthodoxy has striven to hold these truths in an absolute tension,
not blending them in the middle but embracing them in the extremes.
Christianity is about mystery, that God was in Christ reconciling the world
to himself. God, who does not sin and cannot be tempted to sin, became a
human being, subject to the common lot of humankind in every respect, yet
he did not sin.
May we not say that the Bible paradoxically is fully God's word and fully a
human word: trustworthy as no other collection of documents, yet fully
reflecting human authorship?
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