(urth) TWK: 7 world cosmology
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Tue Dec 13 08:48:21 PST 2005
--- Maru Dubshinki <marudubshinki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't they descend
> from perfection? If they
> go from perfection
> to imperfection, then it is not hard to believe that
> it would be impossible
> to ever get back....
> without the aid of the MHG. Reminds me of the
> doctrine of the Fall, that
> perfection once lost
> is impossible to regain with merely
> mortal/imperfect/sinful efforts, and
> that only the intercession
> of Jesus and his blood can we be lifted up to
But it's unlike the Fall in that these angels
voluntarily sacrificed their claim to perfection in
order to deal with the problem of Ymir, knowing that
they couldn't return.
I also wonder if Able is not a kind of dividing line,
like Christ, a new dispensation or the way toward a
new dispensation. He is at first bound by all the
strictures that bind other denizens of the various
levels, but only until he breaks through them --
again, just as Christ had to die before he could
demonstrate the defeat of death through resurrection.
It seems to me that Wolfe sees Able as a Christlike
figure in this cosmos -- not strictly analogous to
Christ but pointing the way to the MHG.
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