Seeing the Face of Christ
An Ecclesiological Solution to the Problem of Divine Hiddenness
Keywords: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.
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