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Becoming Present

January 27, 2011

Matthew Lee Anderson at Mere Orthodoxy offers the following quote from Ingolf Dolferth’s Becoming Present: An Inquiry into the Christian Sense of the Presence of God (Studies in Philosophical Theology):

When it dawns upon me that I live in the present, and can become present to my present, because God becomes present to me, I begin to realise my infinite dignity and uniqueness of being singled out by God.

God becomes present to me as my God or God for me and places me as his singled-out creature in the presence of my creator.  This marks me off from my physical, communal and personal environments but also relates me to them as one who is meant to live his life in this world in the presence of God.

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