Seeing the Face of Christ

An Ecclesiological Solution to the Problem of Divine Hiddenness




Ecclesiology, Gregory of Nyssa, Divine Hiddenness, J. L. Schellenberg, Christology


The problem of the hiddenness of God has at least two kinds: an experiential and an intellectual problem. Despite differences, a solution to either would require some account of how God is personally known. Yet for the Christian tradition, God is known in the man Jesus Christ. I suggest, then, a Christological reformulation of the hiddenness argument, and proceed to offer an account of how Christ is known. With special attention to the ecclesiology of Gregory of Nyssa, I offer an account of knowing Christ in the church. I then explore this as a response to the problems of divine hiddenness, and anticipate a considerable objection to my response.




How to Cite

King, D. S. (2020). Seeing the Face of Christ: An Ecclesiological Solution to the Problem of Divine Hiddenness. TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, 4(1), 149–169.