Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

Idols and the Fetish of the Unreal

Some comparisons work in both directions, as: the black box is like the brown box; the brown box is like the black box. Others do not, as: the self-portrait is like the artist; but not, the artist is like the self-portrait. Aquinas explains, in reference to man’s likeness to God in contrast to God’s unlikeness […]

Archive Authors Civic Polity E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene The Two Kingdoms

O’Donovan, Kingship, and Analogy

Oliver O’Donovan wonders in the second chapter of The Desire of the Nations about the directionality of the analogy or metaphor of the statement “Yhwh is king”: does kingship here really tell us something about God, or is it merely a metaphor, reflecting human speculation about God but not unveiling anything of political importance about His […]