Video in which Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. discusses the how and why of Divine Revelation – God’s purpose for revealing himself and the way he goes about it.
God enters into human history and reveals himself for a purpose – and it not exclusively or even primarily that we might have correct information about the world and about how to live. Facts and proper information are not unimportant, of course. But God reveals himself. Not just facts about him. He desires that we come to a personal acquaintance, a knowledge through experience and relationship. And this knowledge is so that we might be saved and transformed.
And when it comes to the “how” he chooses to communicate with us, he accomodates himself to the way we communicate with one another. He uses not only words, but actions, gestures, and deeds. God’s word comes to us in human words and gestures.
This video is #4 in the Catholic Distance University’s masters theology course on Fundamental Theology, Revelation & Faith.
This lecture is part of the course entitled Theology 510 – Fundamental Theology – Revelation & Faith, which is a required course in the M.A. program of the Catholic Distance University (CDU). For more information on the program and taking this and other courses for academic credit, visit the CDU Website. For additional videos from this course, visit the FUNDAMENTAL THEOLOGY LIBRARY of the Crossroads Initiative.