Τετάρτη, 18 Ιουλίου 2012

Jacob Boehme - Of the Election of Grace


Jacob Boehme - Of the Election of Grace

A timeless text, dealing with the issue of God's Grace, exhorting the reader to re-orient him- or herself towards the spiritual Light within (a.k.a. Repentance).
How man may attain divine skill and knowledge. Will of God; new birth in Christ.

 Content :

CHAP. I

What the One only God is.

CHAP. II

Concerning the Origin of God's Eternal Speaking Word; and of the Manifestation or Revelation of the Divine Power, also concerning Nature and Property, or particular Individuality of Things.

CHAP III.

Of the introducing of the fiery Science, or Root into Forms or Qualities, and Dispositions, to the producing of Nature, and to the producing of Being, Essence, or Substance: How the Science or Root brings itself into Fire, how all this is to be understood, and how Multiplicity arises; the Gates of the Great Mystery of all hidden Secrets.

CHAP IV.

Of the Origin of the Creation.

CHAP V.

Of the Origin of Man.

CHAP VI.

Of the Fall of Man and of his Wife.

CHAP. VII.

Of the beastial Manifestation in Man: How Adam and Eve's Eyes were opened; and how this is to be understood in the Ground of it.

CHAP. VIII.

Of the Sayings of Scripture, how they oppose one another; how Men should understand them; also of the Tree of Life of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. At the 54th Verse of this Chapter begins the treating of God's Purpose or Predestination.

CHAP IX.

Of the Opposition of the Sayings of Scripture ; clearing the right Understanding of the Scripture.

CHAP X.

A summary Collection of the Objections from Scripture, which Objections hold Reason captive; and how they are to be understood.

CHAP XL

A farther Comparing and Explanation of the Sayings concerning Election.

CHAP XII.

A short Instruction concerning some Questions, which make Reason to err, supposing God hardens Man from a special determinate purposed Will; and how this is to be understood.

CHAP. XIII. A summary Conclusion upon all these Questions.



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