impassibility


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im·pas·si·ble

 (ĭm-păs′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not subject to suffering, pain, or harm.
2. Unfeeling; impassive.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin impassibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + passibilis, passible; see passible.]

im·pas′si·bil′i·ty, im·pas′si·ble·ness n.
im·pas′si·bly adv.
References in classic literature ?
Fogg returned was exactly the Fogg who had gone away; there was the same calm, the same impassibility.
Milady for some time examined with increasing terror that pale face, framed with black hair and whiskers, the only expression of which was icy impassibility.
said the baroness, irritated at the impassibility of her husband; "do these things concern me?
The eyes of the Puritan flashed, but only once, and his countenance, for an instant, illuminated by that flash, resumed its somber impassibility.
They see us," said Aramis, and sank again into impassibility.
For the moment he lost the sense of his wound in a sudden speculation about this new form of feminine impassibility revealing itself in the sylph-like frame which he had once interpreted as the sign of a ready intelligent sensitiveness.
No violence, however, had as yet been committed; and the file of horsemen who were guarding the approaches of the Buytenhof remained cool, unmoved, silent, much more threatening in their impassibility than all this crowd of burghers, with their cries, their agitation, and their threats.
Occasionally he errs on a point, as when he says that Tertullian assures the impassibility of God by dividing the burden between Father and Son (121); S.
the "second death" of Rev 20-21), freely surrendering impassibility in the economy of salvation, wherein the Second Person of the Trinity "becomes sin.
9) With the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, God has now mysteriously become subject to the carnal and the temporal, in such a way that a subsequent divine retreat to the realm of pure impassibility is unthinkable.
I see the patristic theology of divine impassibility as defending the biblical concept of the radical otherness of the Creator.
He covers classical theism and contemporary responses to it, making room for the Holy Spirit, the passion of the Holy Spirit and divine impassibility, the presence of the Holy Spirit and divine immutability, and the power of the Holy Spirit and divine omnipotence.