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That most excellent life is offered to humankind by the demiurge and the world-soul, and it is an active life of demiurgic goodness lived toward the model of completion exemplified by the world-soul.
In his affirmation of the demiurgic nature of the creation in the religion of ancient Egypt, Obenga (1990: 35) stresses the fact that the people of the ancient civilization conceived the existence of a universe anterior to the existence of the creator, this 'universe and the creator God are distinct'.
The paradox of the humble yet demiurgic postmodern self is powerfully reminiscent of that other paradox, the postmodernist editor's self-effacing avant-gardism.
The demiurgic creation of the universe is also explained by the character of Nzambi Ampungu depicted above, since He is not concerned with earthly matters.
Other primary sources (Syriac, Coptic, Middle Persian) employ recognizable forms of the name "Sakla(s)," a popular designation for the demiurgic archon of classical gnostic literature probably deriving from Aramaic skl[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "fool.
Any philosopher who describes a Demiurgic God as forming or ordering matter that he did not make does not have an account of creation.
Does creation become a demiurgic emanation of God's being removed from the domain of God's will?
Even in his first solo show, ten years ago, the potential creative energy of something so formless and insignificant was developed in a full-bodied way, showing a demiurgic dexterity that fully exploited the range of references and enigmas, questions and answers, that the manipulation and distribution of such a material can offer.
In the second passage, 273b6-c2, the Stranger describes why the condition of the cosmos begins slowly to deteriorate during its reverse cycle, after the demiurgic god has withdrawn his direct guidance of it:
This meditation, which takes the form of a sidestepping aimed at finding ways for the painting to have always already begun, puts the artist in a secondary position and removes him from the demiurgic responsibility he renounces.
Anticipating Plotinus, Numenius considered Aristotle's God insufficiently transcendent and postulated a hierarchy of demiurgic intellects to insulate the highest, identified with the Form of the Good, from inappropriate attributions (pp.
They are signs of its demiurgic force in "sculpting" the cosmos in all its contradictoriness.