The Vision of God

By: Nicholas of Cusa; Introduction-Evelyn Underhill; Translator- Emma Gurney-Salter

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1960 Reprint of 1928 Dutton Edition - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. DJ is good. Gently read. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Known for his deeply mystical writings about Christianity, Nicholas of Cusa wrote this, his most popular work, against a backdrop of widespread Church corruption. God, he believed, is found in all things, and thus cannot be perceived by man's senses and intellect alone. The path to ultimate knowledge, then, begins in recognizing our own ignorance. Deeply influenced by Saint Augustine, Nicholas mixes the metaphysical with the personal to create a deeply felt work, first published in 1453, designed to restore faith in even the most jaded. Table of Contents: 1.) THAT THE PERFECTION OF THE IMAGE IS VERIFIED OF GOD THE SUPREMELY PERFECT -- 2.) THAT ABSOLUTE SIGHT EMBRACETH ALL MODES OF SEEING -- 3.) THAT THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD ARE NOT REALLY DIFFERENT -- 4.) THAT THE GAZE OF GOD IS CALLED PROVIDENCE, GRACE, AND LIFE ETERNAL -- 5.) THAT SIGHT IS TASTING, SEEKING, PITYING, AND ACTING -- 6.) OF SEEING FACE TO FACE -- 7.) WHAT IS THE FRUIT OF SEEING FACE TO FACE AND HOW IT IS TO BE HAD -- 8.) THAT THE GAZE OF GOD IS ITSELF THE LOVING, EFFECTING, READING, AND POSSESSING OF ALL THINGS IN ITSELF -- 9.) HOW THE GRACE OF GOD IS ALIKE UNIVERAL AND PARTICULAR, AND WHT IS THE WAY THEREUNTO -- 10.) HOW GOD IS SEEN BEYOND THE COINCIDENCE OF CONTRADICTORIES AND HOW SEEING IS BEING -- 11.) HOW IN GOD IS SEEN SUCCESSION -- 12.) THAT WHERE THE INVISIBLE IS SEEN THE UNCREATED IS CREATED -- 13.) THAT GOD IS SEEN TO BE ABSOLUTE INFINITY -- 14.) HOW GOD ENFOLDETH ALL THINGS WITHOUT OTHERNESS -- 15.) HOW ACTUAL INFINITY IS UNITY, WHEREIN THE FIGURE IS TRUTH -- 16.) HOW THAT, UNLESS GOD WERE INFINITE, HE WOULD NOT BE THE END OF DESIRE -- 17.) HOW GOD, UNLESS HE WERE ONE AND THREE, COULD NOT BE PERFECTLY SEEN -- 18.) HOW GOD, UNLESS HE WERE A TRINITY, COULD NOT BE BLISS -- 19.) HOW JESUS IS THE UNION OF GOD AND MAN -- 20.) HOW JESUS IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE THE UNION OF THE DIVINE NATURE AND THE HUMAN NATURE -- 21.) THAT BLISS IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT JESUS -- 22.) HOW JESUS IS SEETH AND HOW HE HATH WORKED -- 23.) HOW THAT WHEN JESUS DIED HIS UNION WITH LIFE PERSISTED -- 24.) HOW JESUS IS THE WORD OF LIFE -- 25.) HOW JESUS IS THE CONSUMMATION

Title: The Vision of God

Author Name: Nicholas of Cusa; Introduction-Evelyn Underhill; Translator- Emma Gurney-Salter

Categories: Theology,

Publisher: Frederick Ungar Pub. Co.: 1960

ISBN Number: B000QITP1G

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

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