On the Essence and Energies of God

by St. Basil the Great

“It is by His energies that we say we know our God; we do not assert that we can come near to the essence itself, for His energeia descend to us, but His essence remains unapproachable.”

(St. Basil’s Epistle 234 (ad Amphilochium), P.G., XXXII, 869 AB. Cf. )

 

 

 

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