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Horton on Creation and Humanity

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Creation-of-adam "The origins of creation cannot properly be understood apart from their eschatological aim. If we understand creation (including ourselves) only in terms of an origin (protology) rather than also as a destiny (eschatology), we will miss the crucial point that creation - including humanity - is in an important sense unfinished.

Strikingly, Descartes arrived at his concept of the autonomous res cogitans (thinking thing) by abstracting himself from the world and his mind from his body in contemplative solitude, while the biblical concept of the self emerged in constant interaction with God and other creatures in a particular history of covenantal relatedness.”

- Michael Horton, The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way.


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