(urth) Indescribable Christ?

John Watkins john.watkins04 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 03:59:53 PST 2009

No doubt Stanislaus meant that Christ's divine nature is in this sense
unknowable.  As Jeff observes, part of the point of Christianity is
that Christ is not simply divine, but possesses two natures. Christ's
human nature, in and of itself, is as describable as any other human

On 2/6/09, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at io.com> wrote:
> Stanislaus B. wrote:
>> God is categorically different from all other things which exists
>> (including gods/divinities/godlings/angels/saints). God is the
>> fundamental ground of all existence, outside the world, space and
>> time. Whatever exists, exists because of God. Moreover, no words
>> which can be used to describe any other things can be rightly used
>> about God. In fact, saying that God exists, is good, wise, powerful
>> etc is in a sense untrue - all those words do not describe God
>> correctly.
>> For that reason saying that Severian is Christ makes no sense. Even
>> saying that Severian resembles Christ is meaningless if you do not
>> understand that categorical difference.
> I don't see how this indescribability can extend to Christ; isn't the
> whole point of Christianity that Christ is the personally accessible
> part of the Deity?
> --
> Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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