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More on Mystery

Peter Leithart had a post recently on the incomprehensibility of God that, I think, makes an essential point in understanding the place of divine mystery in the realm of theology. The fact that so much of the faith is a mystery shouldn't stagnate our theology, but rather should stimulate it to seek ever higher vistas of understanding.

Dr. Leithart writes:

"Given that the Trinity is incomprehensible, there are limits to our understanding, and I regularly have students ask how far they should go. That has always struck me as an odd question. Incomprehensibility is not a reason to stop exploring and meditating, but the opposite.

Because God is incomprehensible, He fascinates, and whatever fascinates draws us forward, draws us ever beyond the limits we thought were there."