Why God Reveals Himself to Man

This is an outline of my talk in the recollection I have given to my parishioners this advent season

1. The Necessity of Revelation
2 kinds of revelation

2. Revelation as a historical fact

3. Revelation as an inner experience
Dogma as protective husk

4. Proclaimed Revelation
Spoken/written word
The Scriptures becomes the Word of God only when spoken

5. Symbolic Mediation
Symbolism gives not speculative but participatory knowledge
has a transforming effect
powerful inuence on commitments and behaviour
introduces us into realms of awareness not normally accessible to discursive thoughts

6. Christ, the summit of revelation

7. Bible: Document of Revelation
'render God'

8. The Church: The bearer of Revelation

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