Thus, in conformity to the transcendence of Nzambi Ampungu Tulendo, the Most-high, man is never deprived of his divine sonship
, the Kimahungu, the Verb; though due to sin this nature become merely potential; hence the requirement of purification which is the cornerstone of the divine initiation.
8:17) This is the second privilege: to be co-heirs emphasizing the gratuity of the riches received, the link between heritage and sonship
. We inherit the glory, co-participating with the glory of God.
The Scriptures contain language related to adoption, sonship
, and inheritance.
Mudge's chapter includes a studied account of Frank Lloyd Wright's "spiritual sonship
with Emerson" (320), Soressi's chapter contains a wonderfully detailed "look at [Emerson's] effect on writers and political thinkers in South and Central America, England, and the Continent" (325), and Hodder's chapter brings the book full circle, noting, for example, how the work of Indian reformer Ram Mohan Roy contributed to "turning the tide of [Emerson's] early prejudice" (378), enabling him to become not only an active reformer in nineteenth-century America but also, and equally, "our first global intellectual" (373).
Far from demonstrating the greatness of human reason, or even humanity's potential for divine sonship
, as is repeatedly stated in the prefaces of sixteenth-century treatises on astrology and astronomy (Pantin), far from exhibiting the power of human intelligence that reaches all the way to the borders of the empyrean, judicial astrology--precisely because of the truth of its central tenet--demonstrates the very impotence of human reason and takes steps to crush human pride in a decisive fashion.
though I tried for many years to believe in Christ's Sonship
and Divinity, I never felt a answer or a true conviction; and I must tell you now, when I have given myself over to the One Eternal Creator to whom we all belong, I feel relieved and at home.
Spiritual Slavery to Sonship
: Your Destiny Awaits You, Expanded Editi
257-262; and idem, "What Experiences of Christians Living in the Early Christian Century Led to the Christian Doctrines of the Divine Sonship
of Jesus, the Virgin Birth, and the Bodily Resurrection?" in Carson, Called to Serve, pp.
Beginning with notions of sonship
and spirit in the Old Testament, W.
Some of the texts, in trying to avoid masculine titles or pronouns for the Persons of the Trinity, speak of the Father only as God and then speak of Jesus without noting his Sonship
or divinity, creating an implication that Jesus is somehow different from God or even somehow less than God" (p.
When formed, this relation is no more a contract than "fatherhood" or "sonship
" is a contract.
To apply this to God, (57) the Father in existing as Father has a desire for the existence of the Son, which must be satiated by the Son who exists as Son by free choice and not as predetermined by the Father, choosing Sonship
and thereby both fulfilling the desire of the Father and establishing his own desire for a Father that in turn is fulfilled by the Father.