La lumière et la grâce: deux métaphores chrétiennes (The Light and the Grace: Christian Metaphors)

Journal for Communication Studies, ESSACHESS, The Light and the Grace: Christian Metaphors, Vol. 4, No 1(7), 2011

9 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2012

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Iacob Coman

Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

Nous nous proposons d’analyser dans une perspective méthodologique herméneutique la lumière et la grâce, deux médiations métaphoriques représentatives dans le schéma de communication entre le divin et l’humain. L’objectif de notre article consiste à montrer comment ces médiations fonctionnent en tant que méthode de communication dans le sens grec du terme. Notre hypothèse est la suivante : la lumière et la grâce expriment à la fois la cause et les moyens; Dieu qui est lumière et grâce se communique d'une façon salvifique à travers la lumière et la grâce, et l’être humain en tant que destinataire de la lumière et de la grâce, peut se communiquer lui-même comme lumière et grâce.

Our present study continues to provide guidance and meaning for those who are open and have the courage to ask the kind of questions superior to reason. The acceptance of unreasonable realities expresses sometimes the portrait of a non-modern and superstitious man, a portrait dismantled by the contemporary science in order to get the assurance of control over the material and spiritual reality around us. However, the acceptance of unreasonable realities, born by the reason’s questions, expresses in other circumstances the access to super-reason and super-faith. The Light and the Grace from super-existence toward the human nature, and the implications these have, as a divine communication method and metaphors, and as a call to dialogic sharing with the Divine, are the objects of our present study. Super-reason and super-faith can and must characterize also the modern man. The Light and the Grace express both the cause and the means; God who is Light and Grace does communicate Himself in a salvific manner through Light and Grace, and we, as destinations of Light and of Grace can communicate ourselves as Light and Grace to our neighbors.

Keywords: Light, grace, metaphors, human nature, divine nature, communication

Suggested Citation

Coman, Iacob, La lumière et la grâce: deux métaphores chrétiennes (The Light and the Grace: Christian Metaphors) (July 1, 2011). Journal for Communication Studies, ESSACHESS, The Light and the Grace: Christian Metaphors, Vol. 4, No 1(7), 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167235

Iacob Coman (Contact Author)

Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest ( email )

Bucharest
Romania

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