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:: Thursday, September 25, 2003 ::

Through a Glass Clearly?

This alternative view of a popular postmodern parable is an interesting defense of the communal nature of epistemology and the reality of absolute truth. This line in particular struck me:

" do not make good use of all the noetic equipment they do have. Remarkably, the men never try listening or tasting."

The holy fathers teach us that we come to "know" God, not merely through study but through the prayer of the heart, silence, and participation in the Eucharist. ("Taste and see that the Lord is good.")

As individuals we see through glass darkly, but through prayer and communal worship, we can see and truly know God in His Energies. Like the Psalm refrain in Matins says, "God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."

:: Karl :: 9:20:00 AM [Link] ::

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