Category: The Big Picture: theological, cosmological, and mystical

On God, us, and personal pronouns

The natural flow of most of our languages—in this case, English—demands that a noun be assigned an appropriate pronoun. But here lies the problem. No noun, no subject is more impossible to define yet more demanding of precision than God. What do we call God?

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On God’s art and the Last Day

We say we are “in the image of God.” What does that mean? By this notion we have differentiated ourselves for millennia from the rest of Creation—yet we all are Creation, the pope and the sparrow. So what does it mean? Certainly not that we look like He does, for we look different from each …

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