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As though to underscore his sense of forsakenness, at that precise moment the magistrate takes his crucifix from his desk drawer.
77) Emphasizing Romans 11:32 ("that [God] may have mercy on them all"), Berkhof insists that "the darkness of rejection and God forsakenness cannot and may not be argued away, but no more may it be eternalized.
Fabra Guemberena presented eight projects dating from 1997 on, including video and sound installations, but the building's forsakenness emphasized the centerpiece of this exhibition, the installation Three Kings, 2010.
We believe it to be the place of salvation, of healing and deliverance, when the evidences of our time point to the cross of our forsakenness.
82) See Heidegger, "The Self-Assertion of the German University," 8: if it is true what that passionate seeker after God and last German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, said: `God is dead'--[then] we must be serious about this forsakenness of modern human beings in the midst of what is.
For Balthasar, Christian mystical experience of God can give us some, albeit inadequate, sense of the variation of Jesus' knowledge, which must have ranged from moments of illumination on the one hand, to moments of dryness and forsakenness on the other.
Still, absent of any hint of revelation, Barth is able to follow the Baptist's prodigious finger to a promise of eternal life, or again, in the forsakenness of the one who announces God's alien work he hears the "irrefutably compelling" summons to a saving desperation, to a humility, and fear of God.
Instead, through the life of Christ that ends on the cross, "God seeks out the lost beings he has created, and enters into their forsakenness, bringing them his fellowship, which can never be lost.
In his portrait of Jesus, Mark emphasizes both Jesus' sonship and his forsakenness.
Christ's suffering and death is a model because it provides us with an exemplary martyrdom; it is a sacrament insofar it represents our spiritual sickness and forsakenness as well as the overcoming of these through repentance and a life of discipleship.
Sophrony develops the notion of divine forsakenness (chap.
41) This orientation toward the Father involves his being forsaken by him on the Cross, and this forsakenness is for Balthasar, the very means whereby Christ recapitulates the sinner's mode of alienation from God, that whereby he represents us, takes our place.