[Milton-L] De Doctrina Christiana

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 14 03:06:38 EST 2009

Divine condescension, I meant. My reading focuses upon God's words, "If I foreknew...." Interesting use of "If," however.
Jeffery Hodges

--- On Tue, 1/13/09, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:

From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] De Doctrina Christiana
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 3:56 PM

Condescension by whom?  Just checking.  Divine accommodation to human limitations, perhaps.  At the point at which God speaks knowledge into time, that knowledge is foreknowledge relative to a time bound perspective, as Prof. Skulsky emphasized in his last post.

Jim R

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:

In the explanation that you and Professor Skulsky refer to, the term "foreknowledge" would appear to be a condescension to the audience, which is timebound.
Jeffery Hodges

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