From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 08:44:08 EST
At 8:27 AM -0600 2/22/00, Jason Hare wrote:
>ARCH MEN PISTIS, TELOS DE AGAPH. TA DE DUO EN hENOTHTI GENOMENA QEOS
>ESTIN, TA DE ALLA PANTA EIS KALOKAGAQIAN AKOLOUQA ESTIN.
>What type is QEOS in the above statement. "The two in unity having become
What "type"? On my screen it's in "Mishiwaka" font, which is Eudora'
default; but that's probably not what you meant.
A lot of curiosity this morning! But this is interesting; it reminds me of
the old Stoic proverb Gilbert Murray used to cite: DEUS EST HOMINEM HOMINI
AUXILIUM FERRE (something like: "God is a human being helping (another)
In the passage cited above I think I'd understand the phrase EN hENOTHTI
GENOMENA as "when made one" or "when unified"; I think GINOMAI can function
very much like FIERI in Latin as an auxiliary for a passive notion, as in,
for example, QERMON EPOIHSAMEN TON KHRON --> QERMOS EGENETO hO KHROS ("We
heated the wax --> the wax got hot").
I would assume that Ignatius' statement is not really a theological one,
although it surely has some theological implications.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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