circumincession


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circumincession

(ˌsɜːkəmɪnˈsɛʃən) or

circuminsession

n
(Theology) the reciprocal existence within the three members of the Trinity
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social grace is about relations, about the elevation of human relations to the point of being an imitation of and even a participation in divine circumincession.
This circumincession, as the Latin Fathers called it, aids in understanding the Christian notion of Divine Oneness--Islam's tawhid, which is best equated not with the Trinity, but rather with the term "homoousios.
Circumincession is the term Blondel uses to depict the process through which human-being can achieve its destiny as reassimilated to the supernatural by saying "yes or no" to God.
The self is its own predicate: as the self selves, so the world worlds, in circumincession or perichoresis: each at once around and within the other.
So intimately and inextricably do they participate in one another's reality that Y ves Congar resorted to a term from Trinitarian theology -- circumincession, or perichoresis -- to express their dynamic co-presence in one another, distinct yet internally inter-dependent.
Truth itself is thus positively constituted by difference when viewed as the mutual disclosure of the "whole" depth-dimension of being, that is, when the event of encounter expresses the circumincession of the transcendentals in dramatic Gestalten.
One may legitimately object that the form/content distinction, if too positivistically or mechanistically understood, represents an immobile theory, disallowing true development and ignoring the necessary circumincession between the two elements, a coinherence clearly illustrated from the worlds of literature, art and music.