Category Archives: Natural Theology

Barthian Shankara

Early in his commentary (bhasya) on the Brahma Sutras of Badarayana, Shankaracarya, the greatest sage of the Advaita Vedanta, offers a theory about the Brahman-world relation, and our knowledge of it. The second of 555 sutras reads as follows: “(Brahman is that) from which … Continue reading

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Christology and Natural Theology in Rom 10:17-18

In Romans 10:17, Paul insists, “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ,” and then adds, “Have they not heard? Indeed they have, for ‘Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the … Continue reading

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Vestigia Trinitatis

“Oportet igitur ut Creatorem, per ea quae facta sunt, intellectum conspicientes (Rom. 1:20), Trinitatem intelligamus, cuius in creatura, quomodo dignum est, apparet vestigium. In illa enim Trinitate summa origo est rerum omnium, et perfectissima pulchritudo, et beatissima delectatio.” “Thus it … Continue reading

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Hearing and Sight

I’ll quote IIa IIae, 3, 8, 2, and Thomas’s answer to that objection: Praeterea, visio est certior auditu. Sed fides est ex auditu, ut dicitur ad Rom. X, in intellectu autem et scientia et sapientia includitur quaedam intellectualis visio. Ergo … Continue reading

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