"For here Scripture states plainly that Abraham was actually tempted by God Himself, not concerning a woman, gold, silver, death, or life but concerning a contradiction of Holy Scripture." (44) This is an example of God's hiddenness
within revelation par excellence: Like Noah, Abraham is faced with a command from God that seems to stand in direct opposition to the promise that defined Abraham's faith, namely that Isaac would be the heir by which Abraham's descendants would become as numerous as the stars.
First, there are the epistemic questions connected with divine hiddenness
. In "Seeking but not Believing: Confessions of a Practicing Agnostic," Paul Draper defends an agnosticism that appears to be religious in the large sense of Schellenberg and argues that there is an equal balance of epistemic probabilities on the side of theism and atheism.
But what Saga/Circus did not really seem to offer, at least not to the extent that Thousand Eyes does, is an attempt to mediate between that kind of visibility--ultimately necessary even on Arendt's terms--and the experience of hiddenness
which deepens it, as in chiaroscuro, into something worth looking at, or considering, or living through--into what Arendt calls a "life."
Echoing Pascal's description of the balance between God's hiddenness
and revelation, Davies, although a non-Christian, marvels at our ability as humans to discover the hidden laws of nature when we earnestly search for them.
We accept humbly that there is a hiddenness
in Jesus'ability that belongs to God because it proceeds from God.
'Protective veiling is a figure both of God's care for his created world and of his own hiddenness
(23) Even though chaplains are sent into the wider social context by the church, the hiddenness
within both entities can make the work and mission of the chaplain difficult.
The Axiological Solution to Divine Hiddenness
, KIRK LOUGHEED
Today is the Feast of Saint Padre Pio, the simple, prayerful Capuchin priest who took the road of hiddenness
and humility, and is now one of the most popular modern-day saints.
Some of the most interesting questions raised by Berlin for Jews deal with the absence and presence, hiddenness
and visibility, of Jews and Jewishness.
Perhaps even more importantly, just as, for Aquinas, the hiddenness
of Christ's divinity in the eucharistic elements is designed to provoke the communicant's desire for the "unveiling" of that divinity in the beatific vision, so the hiddenness
of Christ in the poetic sign is likewise designed to fire the reader's desire for Christ's presence in the sacrament.
While the documentary may seem intrusive to the order's value of "anonymity and hiddenness
," the film's director, Abbie Reese, says that the Mother Abbess realized the importance of showcasing their youngest member's call to cloistered life.