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By Arthur Stanley Eddington

ISBN-10: 054801907X

ISBN-13: 9780548019078

Physicist and astronomer Arthur Eddington established Einstein's thought of Relativity at an eclipse in 1919. A lifelong Quaker, his 1929 Swarthmore Lecture explores how technology and faith outline and think about truth. 'You will comprehend the genuine spirit neither of technological know-how nor of faith until looking is put within the forefront.' 'He places a powerful line opposed to simplistic reductionism relating to our minds . He emphasizes that once we ask the query, "What are we to think about all of it? what's all of it about?", the reply needs to include yet no longer be constrained to the medical resolution. His lecture explores this in a pleasant means, that continues to be totally suitable today.' - Prof. George Ellis 'The perspective of the scientist, the following so admirably defined, is the perspective, additionally, of the mystic. event, to either, is what issues most."'- The Sufi Quarterly, 1929.

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It is the suffering of God's Son, who takes our sins and sicknesses upon himself. Origen, that is to say, talks about a divine passion which Christ suffers for us, and at the same time points to a divine passion between the Father and the Son in the Trinity. The suffering of love does not only affect the redeeming acts of God outwards; it also affects the trinitarian fellowship in God himself. In this way the extra-trini- The 'Pathos of God' 25 tarian suffering and the inner-trinitarian suffering correspond.

This notion of God has a long history. We find the first theolog­ ical traces of it in Augustine: knowledge of the self is no longer part of knowledge of the world, but is related exclusively to know­ ledge of God. ' 'My desire is to know God and the soul. Nothing else? ' The subject becomes directly certain of itself. Certainty of God becomes the correlative of direct certainty of the self. This means of access to God has a biblical foundation. The world is God's work, but man is God's image. That means that every human being finds in himself the mirror in which he can perceive God.

U s D t s e S3 'THE ETERNAL SACRIFICE OF LOVE' m the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it was English theology which carried on the theological discussion about God's passibility. Continental theology passed it by unheedingly. J . K. Mozley exP°Unded it in detail in his book, The Impassibility of God. A Sur y j christian Thought, expressing surprise in his preface that ther classic German monograph on the subject 'to lighten h e labours of other students'. Vg Q e w l a s n o 26 'The Eternal Sacrifice of Love' 31 It is true that the German theology of the same period can show nothing comparable with the wealth of literature in English on this subject.

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