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In author's interpretation, man's alternation of theoretical life and practical life in, built up around the model of divine activity, becomes the key to understanding God's acting. The qualifications and lack of qualifications applied to God, elements which are apparently contradictory or-at the very least-relatively incompatible, are clarified in an interpretative context where the words are more comprehensible in human terms: rougher, less well-focussed, but also closer to our way of thinking. God is the model for humans and this paradigmatic role, by its very nature, allows us to arrive at a form of interpretation. In Platonic terms one might say that "we should employ the method of search that we should use if we, with not very keen vision, were bidden to read small letters from a distance, and then someone had observed that these same letters exist elsewhere larger and on a larger surface.

Keywords:God; Philo; Plato



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