Theological Thursday!

TranscendenceThe attribute of God that refers to being wholly and distinctly separate from creation (although always actively involved in and with it as well).  The declaration that God is transcendant means that God is “above” the world and comes to creation from “beyond”.  During the medieval era God’s transcendence was especially emphasized, as is evident in the architecture of the great gothic cathedrals with their high, arched ceilings that lift one’s gaze upward.*

* – all definitions come from the Pocket Dictionary for Theological Terms by Grenz, Guretzki & Nordling


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