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2008-02-06-notes - Christian Ethics J Carter February 6...

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Christian Ethics J. Carter February 6, 2008 Last Friday we concluded with the story of creation.  The question of Christian doctrine as a layer  of YHWH’s covenantal relationship with Israel.   The doctrine of creation has no independent meaning of its own, but is tied to the revelation of  YHWH’s name.  Jesus of Nazereth is the Messiah of Israel. Part and parcel of the unfolding of the nameless name of YHWH – the tetragrammaton –  unutterable.  Showing that the God of Israel i The materiality and historical reality of God have a specific shape and form.  Hedging against  trying to make a universal move into which we can drop Jesus. The self-disclosure of God entails within it the disclosre of the world to the world.  The world is shown to be a reality that is not collapsible into the divine.  It happens within  YHWH’s own self-disclosure as YHWH.  The difference of YHWH’s self to YHWH’s creation  happens The world is the world.  It’s not the creator.  The difference in relationship to the creator. The difference of creation itself, which is a difference in relationship to the creator.  In order for  this difference to be disclosed, it was necessary for YHWH to distinguish himself from the other  gods.  When God calls out the people Israel there is a shattering of this.  The world is named as  world. The false continuity.  The problem of nationalism.  Insofar that the nation is deified and in that  very gesture calls forth the obedience to the nation, do what the god said do.  The elevation of the  nation as god, a kind of seamless continuity between the “gods” that hold sway over the nation  and the nation itself.  A kind of convertibility between the gods and the nation over which they  rule. This idea of the gods and nations… the logic of relation,, makes the nations sacred. But now it’s difference not as disembodied idea.  Not revelation by disembodied idea.  But  difference as reality of the creation in relation to the creator.  YHWH’s relationship through the  disclosure with Israel constitutes the difference.  Rather we see that God is identical with himself  in the covenantal relationship.  The relationship is the concretization of how God is identical with  himself in relationship to the world.   This is why revelation is not exterior to what God is.  In  Page 1 of 6
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God’s self-disclosure to the exterior, to what is not God, God is quintessentially identical to God’s  self.   In all of this, God need not be imagined as leaving God’s self in God’s self-disclosure.  It is in fact  God’s self-disclosure that makes the world as we know the world’s actuality.  It is willed in the act 
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