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Compliance however should not imply the absence of discretion in how it should be achieved or when it should be insisted upon, nor should its implementation assume the unchangeability or cultural invariability of its interpretation and application.
The concept of truth in Opus Dei implies unchangeability, and what was usual in Escriva's childhood has been preserved as the eternal way of doing things(26) (for instance: mass must be in Latin, the altar must be located in front of parishioners, women must wear veils, boys and girls must be raised separately).
They are all in need of redemption and renewal, that is, they need to be freed from perversion and brought back to what they genuinely are, back from separateness to distinctiveness, from unchangeability to continuity.
Regarding the slippage whereby specificity cannot elevate itself to unchangeability, nor vice versa, 'Consciousness', he says, 'therefore, can only come upon the grave of its life' (PM, p.
41) I suggest, however, that unchangeability of conviction has to do with the priority criterion for premises.
Its `letter,' in its very unchangeability, is in some sense further determined by the significations that it has itself engendered.
It has effectively repudiated the manualists' general claims regarding the unchangeability of moral truth.
16 "But we can cognize nothing of the truth unless on the basis of first principles and intellectual light, which can manifest the truth only inasmuch as they are a likeness of that first truth - for as a result of this they also have a kind of unchangeability and infallibility"; St.
If we look back from the mature Christology of Ephesus and Chalcedon to the hymn of Philippians 2, and do so with the intention of not exaggerating its capacity for `dogmatic' assertiveness, we can hardly help registering a `plus factor' in its archaic language--stammering out the mystery as this does--to which the established formulae of the unchangeability of God do not really do justice.
To interpret the Symposium in terms of process philosophy is obviously problematic in view of the unchangeability inherent in the theory of Forms.
This perpetuity, of course, is highly nuanced and qualified, but unmistakably contains an element of unchangeability.
6) Augustine's own discussion was conducted against the backdrop of Aristotle's categories: the Arians were pressing the question whether fatherhood is said of God accidentally or substantially; one either compromised the unchangeability of God or concluded that the Son could not be God.