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By Valentina Izmirlieva

Christians face a conundrum in terms of naming God, for if God is unnamable, as theologians hold, he is usually known as by means of each identify. His right identify is hence an open-ended, all-encompassing record, a secret the Church embraces in its rhetoric, yet which many Christians have stumbled on tricky to simply accept. To discover this clash, Valentina Izmirlieva examines lists of God’s names: one from The Divine Names, the vintage treatise by way of Pseudo-Dionysius, and the opposite from The seventy two Names of the Lord, an amulet whose background binds jointly Kabbalah and Christianity, Jews and Slavs, Palestine, Provence, and the Balkans.

This unforeseen juxtaposition of a theological treatise and a paranormal amulet permits Izmirlieva to bare lists’ rhetorical strength to create order and to operate as either instruments of data and of strength. regardless of the 2 assorted visions of order represented by means of each one checklist, Izmirlieva unearths that their makes use of in Christian perform aspect to a complementary dating among the existential desire for God’s safeguard and the metaphysical wish to undergo his limitless majesty—a compelling declare guaranteed to galvanize dialogue between students in lots of fields.

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