Frye on God: “That unlucky notion of ‘substance'”

Thanks to the Rapture that didn’t happen in May, we’ve been following a thread from false literalism and the Bible, to Christian fundamentalism, to laissez-faire and democracy. There’s no reason not to follow it back again with Frye’s observations on God.

From “Pistis and Mythos“:

Several of the central Christian doctrines (e.g. the Real Presence; Christ is God and Man; in the Trinity one is three) can only be expressed metaphorically. The effort to adapt them to conceptual predication afflicted philosophers with that unlucky notion of “substance” that they are still trying to wriggle out of. (CW 4, 7)

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