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Simply reading the extract from the homily just cited could lead one to the impression that what Leo was suggesting was that the divine nature (and the divine properties like impassibility) had changed and turned into a human one.
Although the apparent "problem" of reconciling divine love and impassability can easily be "solved" by denying the attribute of impassibility, the utter mystery of God is illumined only when the two attributes are shown to be not contradictory but complementary.
(8) Gregory Thaumaturgus, "To Theopompus, on the Impassibility and Passibility of God," in The Fathers of the Church, vol.
I will assert that even if Ratzinger is likewise reticent to proclaim divine impassibility unqualifiedly, the descent for him, although understood in a very similar way to Balthasar, relates to damnation and the Trinity in a way that is fundamentally different from the way these three elements interact functionally in Balthasar's theology.
Origen defends the divine impassibility and makes it clear that we cannot simply take the Bible literally when it attributes all-too-human emotions to God.
But their most arresting images are of hybrid, bi-gendered, and mutating forms, offset, paradoxically, by unnatural stoppages (virginity, impassibility).
God's pursuit of the volitional transformation of humans would not be served by just abstract theoretical claims about God, such as claims about divine impassibility or divine omniscience.
Considering the fact that terrorists operate from or seek refuge in impassible terrain, air power offers an advantage to engage its targets since it is neither constrained by ground barriers nor by the impassibility of terrain.
(12) Apathy is the more direct transliteration, but Healy's translation of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as "impassibility" avoids the connotation of indifference in favor of the absence of perturbation that both Augustine and the speaker of the Amoretti had in mind.
Their topics include the spatiality of God, obedience and subordination in Barth's Trinity, the contribution of Barth's doctrine of appropriation to a Trinitarian ecclesiology, the necessity of death in the theology of Robert Jenson with reference to Barth's discussion of ending time, and Trinitarian conceptions of divine immutability and impassibility. First published by Wipf and Stock in 2011.
It is very much true that Siachen had remained an undemarcated region because of its impassibility. Most of mountaineering expeditions were used to visit the peaks while routing through Pakistani territories.
However, those of us from the margins maintain that the image of this triune God is best understood, not in the ancient Greek philosophical notions of divinity as a master of perfection, who is aloof in divine omniscience, omnipotence, and impassibility. Rather, the God who is known and loved in the margins reflects divinity most powerfully in the freedom of vulnerability.