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La lumière et la grâce: deux métaphores chrétiennes
The Light and the Grace: Christian Metaphors

Author(s): Iacob Coman
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: ESSACHESS
Keywords: Light; grace; metaphors; human nature; divine nature; communication

Summary/Abstract: Our present study continues to provide guidance and meaning for those who are open and have the courage to ask the kind of questions superior to reason. The acceptance of unreasonable realities expresses sometimes the portrait of a non modern and superstitious man, a portrait dismantled by the contemporary science in order to get the assurance of control over the material and spiritual reality around us. However, the acceptance of unreasonable realities, born by the reason’s questions, expresses in other circumstances the access to super-reason and super-faith. The Light and the Grace from super-existence toward the human nature, and the implications these have, as a divine communication method and metaphors, and as a call to dialogic sharing with the Divine, are the objects of our present study. Superreason and super-faith can and must characterize also the modern man. The Light and the Grace express both the cause and the means; God who is Light and Grace does communicate Himself in a salvific manner through Light and Grace, and we, as destinations of Light and of Grace can communicate ourselves as Light and Grace to our neighbours.

  • Issue Year: IV/2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 189-197
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English