Tag Archives: Fall

Genesis 3 as Psycho-Drama

Augustine famously argued that the “fall narrative” of Genesis 3, while depicting a real historical event, was also a figure of the rational soul’s disordered relation, through the imagination, to the sensible world. The story depicts how reason (Adam) is seduced … Continue reading

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Could the LORD have become angelic?

Thomas says no (ST III.4.1). Human nature alone was fit for assumption by the Son, because humanity alone had the two characteristics that make such assumption fitting: first, the dignity of rational personhood which affords every human creature a congruence … Continue reading

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The “Integral State” and Evolution

A stray thought inspired by TJ White’s reflections on “pure nature.” For Thomas, the human is created in a state of grace, granted “original righteousness” that elevates his capacities above what his nature alone would admit. the sin of our first … Continue reading

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The Greek Genesis

In his Library, Apollodorus relates two stories that closely parallel some of the first chapters of Genesis. Both involve Prometheus: first, the Titan creates human beings from earth and water, but then, on giving them fire, finds himself cruelly punished by Zeus … Continue reading

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