Re: Response to Howard on Tillich & Bultmann

From: Howard J. Van Till (hvantill@chartermi.net)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 10:42:48 EDT

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    >From: George Murphy <gmurphy@raex.com>

    > Without debating the theological merits of the views of Arius or Athanasius,
    it
    > should be noted that a preference for the former cannot be based on a choice
    of
    > naturalism rather than supernaturalism. The views of Arius were at least as
    > "supernatural" as those endorsed at I Nicea. It could be argued that they
    > are even more
    > "supernatural" because one of the basic Arian presuppositions is that God
    can't
    > communicate directly with creation but can do so only via created
    > intermediaries, of
    > which the Logos is the first. OTOH the Logos is not simply "natural", as
    > in modern
    > unitarianism &c - he is "a creature but not as one of the creatures."

    Thannks, George, I should have checked into these issues more carefully.

    Howard



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