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He certainly does not fall prey to the notion that impassibility is Greek and therefore subject to dismissal, as may be charged of Balthasar: "Historic Christianity rests on a fusion of the biblical inheritance with Greek thought" (Eschatology, 247).
This ecstasy is incomparably higher than negative theology, for it belongs only to those who have attained impassibility.
This is what leads to the curious mixture of rascality and humility, of cartoon-style thoughtlessness and minute scrupulousness that characterizes Walser's characters; this is what leads, also, to their ambiguity, so that every relationship with them seems always on the verge of ending up in bed: It is neither pagan hubris nor animal timidity, but simply the impassibility of limbo with respect to divine justice.
The doctrine of the impassibility of God was not fully challenged until the 19th century, although the Reformers had seen the folly of denying the genuine suffering of the Saviour.
Though technically and legally ope n to navigation, all but the most tenacious boaters were deterred from entering the BCN by auguries of impassibility and hooliganism.
Afterwards, Farias said the poem was interesting and noticed that Miss Folwell's wrinkled face maintained the impassibility with which it had accompanied the last stanza.
Proust generalizes his findings on the style of Flaubert in an essay published toward the end of his life (which I will examine in the third part of this essay), but even in his earliest pastiches Proust demonstrates a mastery of such Flaubertian techniques as free indirect style, ternary structures, multiplication of the imperfect tense, and, most of all, what I will call (rechristening a modernist term) impassibility.
3 (Summer 2015); "God's Relation to Evil: Divine Impassibility in Balthasar and Maritain," Irish Theological Quarterly 80.
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.
8) Benedict does not deal with the vexed question of divine impassibility, at least in this first encyclical.
Markus Bockmuehl writes on Jesus as the Son of David; Gary Anderson compares the impassibility of Jesus in Gethsemane with that of Moses and Jonah.
In Movement I, Messiaen addresses the glorious bodies' impassibility and subtlety; in Movement V, he evokes their agility, and in Movement VI, he praises their clarity.