Why Does the Risen Christ Have Scars? Why God did not immediately create the Eschaton: Goodness, Truth and Beauty

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A consideration of God's providential activity suggests that there is room for co-operating human activity. This is particularly so with acts that might be considered ethically neutral, and so undetermined by God, which category will, eschatalogically, include all human acts. A consideration of the classical transcendentals suggests that, whilst truth and goodness may coincide, beauty is something separate, so the ethically neutral acts of human beings can be considered as contributing to the world's eschatological beauty.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic Theology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)185-193
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 04.2004