Like Barth, he distinguishes sharply between God's self-revelation
and the philosophical ideas by which human thinkers have tried to represent or conceptualize God, and he dismisses such ideas as idols.
Prophets, apostles, and others participate in the experience of the interpersonal event of the divine self-revelation
, and it is this experience that they proclaim and share.
With his penchant for paradoxical thinking, Luther proposes that God's ultimate self-revelation
is in hiddenness.
This distancing technique, always stopping just this side of self-revelation
, however, works to great advantage in the "rickshaw" poems in the last section, with their often-comical scenarios and ironic understatements.
John's U.) argues that theology that starts with God's self-revelation
through scripture has a clear perception of divine and human freedom, beginning with the doctrine of the immanent Trinity.
Hiding certainly made more sense than talking, when every self-revelation
was trampled on like pearls under a herd of swine.
Discriminating right and wrong lies in a refusal to look elsewhere than to God's self-revelation
to determine the best way to respond.
Tracing the strands from the psychic (and, at times, physical) violence of Suddenly Last Summer and Sweet Bird of Youth through the hope/despair volleys of The Night of the Iguana and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale into the self-revelation
of Small Craft Warnings (originally titled Confessional) and Out Cry is a rare pleasure for drama lover and armchair psychologist alike.
In a book that argues for the autobiographical determinants of theory, one would expect a certain amount of self-revelation
, but not to this extent and not of this deafening sort.
Although Bob and Margaret have these small spasms of success and self-revelation
, their willful ignorance of the way the world works remains the comic premise of the show.
All this self-revelation
by means of indirection amplifies the strangeness of Greenwold's own painting, lending it a historical weight, substantiating its sadomasochistic fantasies, and vindicating its obsessive sense of craft.
First was Zollar's Self-Portrait, a piece about "looking at who we are while making a work about looking at who we are." It's sprinkled throughout with small moments of honest self-revelation
and nuggets of Zollar's typically generous movement and sharp sense of fun, but the big picture seemed unformed.