Download e-book for kindle: All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic by Valentina Izmirlieva

By Valentina Izmirlieva

ISBN-10: 0226388700

ISBN-13: 9780226388700

Christians face a conundrum by way of naming God, for if God is unnamable, as theologians retain, he is also 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 came across tough to simply accept. To discover this clash, Valentina Izmirlieva examines lists of God’s names: one from The Divine Names, the vintage treatise by means 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 mystical amulet permits Izmirlieva to bare lists’ rhetorical power to create order and to operate as either instruments of data and of strength. regardless of the 2 diversified visions of order represented via every one record, Izmirlieva reveals that their makes use of in Christian perform aspect to a complementary dating among the existential desire for God’s safety and the metaphysical wish to undergo his countless majesty—a compelling declare guaranteed to impress dialogue between students in lots of fields.

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