Keith Ward, former Regius Professor of Divinity and head of the theology department at Oxford University, wrote a highly acclaimed five-volume series on comparative religions.
The novelty of biblical revelation consists in the fact that God becomes known through the dialogue which he desires to have with us. If we realize that this is an allusion to the beginning of the book of Genesis cf.
The Johannine Prologue makes us realize that the Logos is truly eternal, and from eternity is himself God.
God was never without his Logos. The Word exists before creation. Consequently at the heart of the divine life there is communion, there is absolute gift.
Consequently the Word, who from the beginning is with God and is God, reveals God himself in the dialogue of love between the divine persons, and invites us to share in that love.
Created in the image and likeness of the God who is love, we can thus understand ourselves only in accepting the Word and in docility to the work of the Holy Spirit. The analogy of the word of God 7.
They rightly referred to a symphony of the word, to a single word expressed in multiple ways: As the Prologue of John clearly shows us, the Logos refers in the first place to the eternal Word, the only Son, begotten of the Father before all ages and consubstantial with him: While the Christ event is at the heart of divine revelation, we also need to realize that creation itself, the liber naturae, is an essential part of this symphony of many voices in which the one word is spoken.
Then too, the word of God is that word preached by the Apostles in obedience to the command of the Risen Jesus: Finally, the word of God, attested and divinely inspired, is sacred Scripture, the Old and New Testaments.
The faithful need to be better helped to grasp the different meanings of the expression, but also to understand its unitary sense. When we consider the basic meaning of the word of God as a reference to the eternal Word of God made flesh, the one Saviour and mediator between God and humanity,  and we listen to this word, we are led by the biblical revelation to see that it is the foundation of all reality.
For us, this proclamation is a word of freedom. Scripture tells us that everything that exists does not exist by chance but is willed by God and part of his plan, at whose center is the invitation to partake, in Christ, in the divine life.
Creation is born of the Logos and indelibly bears the mark of the creative Reason which orders and directs it; with joy-filled certainty the psalms sing: All reality expresses this mystery: Thus sacred Scripture itself invites us to acknowledge the Creator by contemplating his creation cf.
Reality, then is born of the word, as creatura Verbi, and everything is called to serve the word. Creation is the setting in which the entire history of the love between God and his creation develops; hence human salvation is the reason underlying everything.
Contemplating the cosmos from the perspective of salvation history, we come to realize the unique and singular position occupied by man in creation: This enables us to acknowledge fully the precious gifts received from the Creator: As Saint Thomas Aquinas says, this principle is the basis of all the other precepts of the natural law.Bint al-Shati published numerous writings in many genres during her long life—more than sixty publications in book form and hundreds of articles—including newspaper articles, books, short stories, novels, autobiography, the life of the prophet Muhammad, and Qurʾanic exegesis.
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