Tuesday, September 21, 2010

YHWH and Metaphysics

"Although a biblical scholarship more attuned to the nuances of the Hebrew original would want to find more in the revelation of the divine name than simply metaphysics, it is hard to deny that the biblical author is making some kind of statement about the God of the Fathers as a unique referent of the language of being. To this extent--a considerable extent!--the ancient and medieval exegesis of what is on any showing a key text of the biblical revelation is abundantly justified."

--Aidan Nichols, Discovering Aquinas (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2002), 43.

1 comment:

John Bergsma said...

Amen to that! He's identifying himself as the Necessary Being.