The Term prÒswpon in the Meeting of Faith and Reason


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 59, Issue 139, 2010, pages 173-193




This paper deals with the meaning of the term prÒswpon in Scripture with the purpose of framing it in the context of the encounter between faith and reason. Originally this term does not directly mean the concept person, but it hides it in a veiled way under the sense of face. The richness of this concept is expressed with the revelation of the gratuity of the supernatural elevation of man, through which is introduced in the presence of God’s face. Then the Greek concept of face changes from water into the wine of the Christian concept of person

Key words:

Person, face, reason, faith, man, God, revelation.



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