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, Jul 3, 2009
..and your point????
--- In email@example.com, James Rovira <jamesrovira@...> wrote: > > Emphasis upon subjectivity, knowledge of God intertwined with > knowledge of self and vice-versa, common to Protestant theology. > Probably even more so with Puritan and similar groups. > > Jim R > > On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Donald Andersondon@... wrote: > > > > > > ...and your point is? > > > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, James Rovira jamesrovira@ > > wrote: > >> > >> Calvin's opening paragraph of the Institutes: > >> > >> Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid > >> Wisdom, consists > >> almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But > >> as > >> these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine > >> which of > >> the two precedes and gives birth to the other. For, in the first place, no > >> one > >> can survey himself without forthwith turning his thoughts towards the God > >> in > >> whom he lives and moves; because it is perfectly obvious, that the > >> endowments > >> which we possess cannot possibly be from ourselves; nay, that our very > >> being is > >> nothing else than subsistence in God alone. In the second place, those > >> blessings > >> which unceasingly distil to us from heaven, are like streams conducting us > >> to > >> the fountain. ... Every person, therefore, on coming to the knowledge of > >> himself, is not only urged to seek God, but is also led as by the hand to > >> find > >> him. > >> > >> Jim R > >> > > > > > > -- > James Rovira > Tiffin University >
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