The Divine became Human so that humans could become divine and be partakers of the divine nature.
David Bentley Hart
The Incarnation shows the enternal campatibility of the human and divine natures. Therefore, “creation is already deification – is, in fact, theogony. For that eternal act . . . is the call that awakens the gods.”
Every rational will, when unencumbered and freely moved, is always purposeful towards an end. Any act lacking purposefulness is by definition not an act of rational freedom. Further, the end to which the purposeful act is always directed is the Good.
We are finite and contingent beings. Everything ‘natural’ about us is dependant upon some other source of power not only for its realization but for its very existence.
The book is a collection of six essays where Hart dispels the understanding that orthodox Christianity teaches (or can teach) a two-tier understanding of nature and supernature. Rather, Christianity teaches that nature/supernature or nature/grace are indivisible.
Our faith is in a God who has come to rescue His creation from the absurdity of sin and the emptiness of death and so we are permitted to hate these things with a perfect hatred.
Whereas Romans and Galatians cover the same subject matter, in the former Paul employs a loftier discourse and more sophisticated arguments, and in the latter, he addresses those who are “senseless” and “foolish” and adopts a style appropriate for censure and not instruction.