Friday, September 12, 2008

The universe is a metaphor

"The immense magnificence of the visible world in inconceivable vastness, the incomprehensible height of the heavens, etc., is but a type of the infinite magnificence, height and glory of God's world in the spiritual world -- the most incomprehensible expression of his power, wisdom, holiness and love in what is wrought and brought to pass in the world . . . . These things are often compared in such expressions: Thy mercy is great above the heavens, etc."

Jonathan Edwards, quoted in The Christian Theology Reader, edited by Alister E. McGrath, pages 63-64.