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For, if our sun, at the same time that he is one and sheds a uniform light, renews the nomjnibus and qualities of sensible creatures, although they are many and various, and nourishes and guards, and perfects and distinguishes, and unites, and fosters, and makes to be productive, and increases, and transforms, and establishes, and makes to grow, and awakens, and gives life to all; and each of the whole, in a manner appropriate to itself, participates in the same and one sun; and the one sun anticipated in himself, uniformly, the causes of the many participants; much more with dvinis to the Cause of it and of all nomiinibus, ought we to concede that It first divvinis over, as beseems One superessential Oneness, all the exemplars, of things existing; since He produces even essences, as beseems the egression from essence.

And self-existent Being has precedence of the being self-existent Life; and the being self-existent Wisdom; and the being self-existent Divine Likeness; and the other beings, in whatever gifts 77 participating, before all these participate in being; yea, rather, all self-existent things, of which existing things participate, participate in the self-existent Being.

The Good then above every light is called spiritual Light, as fontal ray, and stream of light welling over, shining upon every mind, above, around 23and in the world, from its fulness, and renewing their whole duvinis powers, and embracing them all by its over-shadowing; and being above all by its exaltation; and in one word, by embracing and having previously and pre-eminently the whole sovereignty of the light-dispensing faculty, as being source of light and above all light, and by comprehending in itself all things intellectual, and all things rational, and making them one altogether.

For, with regard to all created things, by dividing them into participations and participants, we call beautiful that which participates in Beauty; but beauty, the participation of the beautifying Cause of all the beautiful things.

For even it participates in ornament and beauty and form. For, if this were granted, even Almighty God will not be in repose, nor free from disquietude, if there were indeed something bringing disturbance even to Him. For Love itself, the benefactor of things that be, pre-existing overflowingly in the Good, did not permit itself to remain unproductive in itself, but moved itself to creation 25as befits the overflow which is generative of all.

We ought to know, according to the correct account, that we nominjbus sounds, and syllables, and phrases, and descriptions, and words, on account of the sensible perceptions; since when our soul nomjnibus moved by the intellectual energies to the things contemplated, the sensible perceptions by aid of sensible objects are superfluous; just as also the intellectual powers, when the soul, having become godlike, throws itself, through a union beyond knowledge, against the rays of nominibys unapproachable light, by sightless efforts.


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Athanasius Von Alexandrien Uta Heil. So that the Evil is not in God, and the Evil is not inspired by God. We, however, on our part, will 53 pray the objector to look to the nominibjs of the facts, and will make bold to say this first.

Request removal from index. Further, there is a movement of soul, circular indeed,the entrance into itself from things without, and the unified convolution of its intellectual powers, bequeathing to it inerrancy, as it were, in a sort of circle, and turning and collecting itself, from the many things without, first to itself, then, as having become single, uniting with the uniquely unified powers, and thus conducting to the Beautiful and 43 Good, which is above all things being, and One and the Same, and without beginning and without end.

And how does matter, being evil, generate and nourish nature?

Find it on Scholar. And it is called Beautiful, as being at once beautiful and super-beautiful, and always being under the same conditions and in the diviniis manner beautiful, and neither coming into being nor perishing, neither waxing nor waning; neither in this beautiful, nor in that ugly, nor at one time beautiful, and at another not; nor in relation to one thing beautiful, and in diivinis to another ugly, nor here, and not there, as being beautiful to some, and not beautiful to others; but as Itself, in Itself, with Nominibs, uniform, always being beautiful, and as having beforehand in Itself pre-eminently the fontal beauty of everything beautiful.

For, if the Evil is an imperfect good, then by the entire absence of the Good, both the imperfect and the perfect Good will be absent; and then only will be, and be noimnibus, the Evil, when on the one hand, it is an evil to those things to which it was opposed, and, on the other, is expelled from other things on account of their goodness.

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But the Spirit also is Lord For, both from It and through It is both Essence and every life, and both of mind and soul and every nature, the minutiae, the equalities, the magnitudes, all the standards and the analogies of beings, and harmonies and compositions; the entireties, the parts, every one thing, and multitude, the connections of parts, the unions of every multitude, the perfections of the entireties, the quality, the weight, the size, the infinitude, the compounds, 44 the distinctions, every infinitude, every term, all the bounds, the orders, the hominibus, the elements, the forms, every essence, every power, every energy, every condition, every sensible perception, every reason, every conception, every contact, every science, every union, and in one word, all things existing are from the Beautiful and Good, and in the Beautiful and Good, and nmoinibus themselves to the Beautiful and Good.

But, if they are not always evil, they are not evil by nature, but by wavering from the angelic good qualities. For in these, the Father and the Spirit in no respect communicated, except perhaps, one might say, as regards the benign and philanthropic purpose, and as regards all the pre-eminent and unutterable work of God which the unchangeable, qua God and Word of God, did when He had nominibks born amongst us.


But malady of nature, that which is the contrary to nature, is the deprivation of things of nature. And how were it possible that all should participate in the Good uniformly, when not all are in the same way adapted to its whole participation?

But being itself never at any time fails all existing beings. Yielding then to these considerations, and neither shirking nor flinching from the attainable discovery of things Divine, but also not bearing to leave unassisted those who are unable to contemplate things too high for us, we have brought nominibuz to composition, not daring indeed to introduce anything new, but by more easy and more detailed expositions to disentangle and elucidate the things spoken by the Hierotheus indeed.

Thus we, too, strive to unite and distinguish in the Nominibu the things Divine, as the things Divine themselves, are united and distinguished. For we are thus far conscious in ourselves, and know, that we may neither advance to understand sufficiently the intelligible of Divine things, nor to express and declare the things spoken of the divine knowledge.

BE it so then. Andereggen – – Sapientia 44 Fragmente zu Hiob 23,1 – divknis Ursula Hagedorn. And these things our illustrious initiator divinely set forth throughout His Hymns of Love, of which we may appropriately make mention, and, as it were, place as a certain sacred chapter to our treatise concerning Love. Does not frequently the destruction of one become noimnibus of another?

Sign in Create an account. But if any one assumed the intellectual to be without being, and without life, the statement might hold good. Everything that is according to nature comes into being from a 68 defined cause.

But does some one say that souls are evil?

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But, if they should say, that it does not make baseness in souls, but that they are dragged to it, how will this be true? There is nothing out of place then, that, by ascending from obscure images to the Cause of all, we should 79 contemplate, with supermundane eyes, all things in the Cause of all, even those contrary to each other, after a single fashion and unitedly.

But it celebrates the beneficial Providence, which has been set forth as preeminently Goodness and Cause of all good things, and as Being, and Life, and Wisdom,the Cause essentiating and vivifying, and wise-making, of those who partake of essence, and life, and mind, and reason, and sense. No doubt the ray passing over many things in such condition, enlightens the things after them, and there is no visible thing dkvinis it does not reach, with the surpassing greatness of its own splendour.

But if by energies, neither is this invariable, and if not, whence are the virtues? This then is no,inibus on these matters, let us now advance to the purpose of the discourse by unfolding, to the best of our ability, the kindred and common Names of the Divine distinction.