Category Archives: De Sacramentis

Regarding good work


“Note here how much precaution you must observe with reference to good work. At the beginning of all your works see that you have light in you, so that all your works may be of light and not of darkness. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Examples


“Now all these things represent spiritual examples. Light is first created in the heart of the sinner, when he begins to recognize himself, so that he distinguishes between light and darkness, and begins to call light day, and darkness night, … Continue reading

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Why light was made first


Therefore, God in beginning to accomplish His works made light first, that afterwards he might make all things in light. For He signified to us that He does not like works which are done in darkness, because they are evil: … Continue reading

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Simultaneous Creation


But not even this, in my opinion, will be absurd, if we believe that there was one and the same moment of time at which in the beginning both the matter of visible and corporeal things and the essence of … Continue reading

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Creator not demiurge


“In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” (Genesis 1. 1) What is created is made from nothing. For what is made from something, is indeed made, but is not created, because it is not made from nothing. Therefore, God … Continue reading

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Science and Scripture


“Therefore, it is clear that all the natural arts serve divine science, and that the lower wisdom, rightly ordered, leads to the higher. Accordingly, under the sense of the significance of words in relation to things history is contained, which, … Continue reading

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Three levels of reading


“Now of this subject matter Divine Scripture treats according to a threefold sense: that is according to history, allegory, and tropology. History is the narration of events, which is contained in the first meaning of the letter; we have allegory … Continue reading

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