He claims that Eve suffered a harsher punishment, believed she resembled God, and caused Adam’s sin. According to Foscarini, Eve sinned from ignorance and inconstancy. He backs up his argument by stating Eve is not excused because of her ignorance and is more knowledgeable than given credit, since God created her. Foscarini says that in the Bible, the serpent approached Eve with a question rather than through persuasion, meaning Eve simply answered a question and unknowingly fell into a trap. Although Adam was assigned to protect her, Eve is not off the hook.
In Paradise Lost, one of the differences God is aware of the betrayal his creations unlike Frankenstein. There is a point where Adam desires a companion to share the world with, thus God creates Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. He is in a predicament now, due to there are now two beings to love now, but who deserves the more affection. He “can neither love himself adequately nor love Eve as himself unless have love God adequately – and so make his love for Eve, the unity of their shared self, an expression of that higher love” (Gross 95). This scene displays one of Adam’s limitations of his free will.
He created every living creature on the earth. Nothing in the all of the foundation of the heaven or the earth can escape God’s credit. The fullness and breadth of creation is beyond man’s full comprehension and can only be partially understood through God’s revelation of Himself. All of creation proclaims the awesome power of God. It is by God’s design at creation that humanity would have dominion over the rest of creation.
With the concept of God being the center of one’s life, it becomes perfectly natural to focus life events and circumstances on God, and to give God credit for accomplishment in life. Theocentrism holds to an entirely different view, which does not reflect the Christian belief. Theocentrism has a couple of different interpretations. One where God is still God, but he is attached to all creation (nature has the same value as humanity); the other where God is creation and human beings should worship God by witnessing and caring for all of creation. The bottom line is Theocentrism is a belief that God is everything and within everything.
Through her actions she brought to light the evils of the world, and as a result man is able to appreciate that which is good. Moreover one cannot blame Eve for what she did because although as we have seen God did instill upon mankind free will, he used his threats as a means of manipulating this gift. Although there were many trees in the Garden of Eden, having the tree of knowledge of good and evil forbidden created mystery for Eve, and therefore drew her to it over the tree of life. And once both Adam and Eve choose with their own free will to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil immortality is no longer an option. Now that man is knowledgeable enough to appreciate immortality, God removes it as an choice.
(Line 710: "That ye should be as Gods, since I as man, Internal Man, is but proportion meet; I, of brute, human; ye, of human, Gods.) Other arguments that the serpent used to manipulate Eve included; 1,) You shall not die, look at me, I have touched and tasted and I have not died. 2,) Should man not be allowed a fruit that a beast has? 3,) How can God's tree give knowledge out against his will, if he already knows all? Eve also states that by God forbidding the fruit he made it more desirable.
After Eve (and eventually Adam) eats the attractive forbidden fruit from the tree of life - being tempted by the serpent, Adam and Eve are forever punished from the Garden of Eden, liberating both from innocence. Due to Masaccio's genius paintwork, he portrays the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden with precise detail and emotion that matches and, in some parts, enhances the actual Biblical story. Provided that an essential aspect of the journey of the expedition of Adam and Eve is their quest for judgment, Masaccio scrutinizes Adam and Eve’s facial emotions, correlating their expressions to the story. Although Adam and Eve eat the fruit of knowledge at different moments of time, their eyes simultaneously open, “the eyes of them both were opened. And they knew they were naked.
Within the scriptures, the authors convey man’s primeval history, focusing on how God created the world and man within it and suggesting why. Genesis 2 offers one narrative, in detailing the unique formation of man from earthly dust and the divine breath of life. Through diction and sentence structure, the authors of Genesis 2 show man’s subservience to God and that man is God’s greatest creation. In making God the subject of Genesis 2:7 and the choice of language used to refer to him, all that follows (man’s formation, existence, and perpetuation) is suggestive that man is subservient to God. In the original Hebrew, the LORD God translates to YHWH Elohim.
God being transcendent means that He is infinitely beyond, above, and outside the universe and all things. God being transcendent shows that God is independent from all of His creation. However, due to God being immanent, God shares intimacy with His creation. God is present within the universe and all things. Pseudo-Dionysius does a wonderful job describing God... ... middle of paper ... ...sus was a separate person from the Son.
The first major part of the creed is the recognition that God the Almighty created the heavens and the earth, anything that is, is made by God the Father. The second major part of the Creed is that Jesus Christ is the one and only begotten Son of God. The key word being that Jesus is begotten by God, not created like the universe or humankind. Jesus being begotten by God, is one with God and is God. Like God the Father, through Jesus all things were made.