On the Beatific Vision

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Mt. 5:8

“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”

Ps. 17:!5

“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold,”

Job 19:25-27

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1600’s

Bucanus, William – Institutions of Christian Religion...  (London, 1610), ch. 39, ‘Of Eternal Life’

‘What is the Object of Eternal Life’, pp. 486-7

‘But do not we Enjoy God already & See Him in this Earth?’, pp. 487-88

Hoornbeek, Johannes – ch. 13, sections 19-20  in Institutes of Theology, Arranged from the Most Fitting Authors  (1658)  tr. Charles Johnson.  Quotes by Bucanus, Walaeus & Maccovius are provided.

Norton, John – ch. 15, ‘Of the State of the Blessed…’, pp. 327-337  in The Orthodox Evangelist…  (1654; 1657)

Norton (1606-1663) was a New England puritan divine.

Strong, William – Bk. 3, ch. 3, ‘The Beatific Vision of God’s Essence Explicated & Applied’  in A Discourse of the Two Covenants…  (London, 1678), pp. 283-301

Strong (d. 1654) was an English, Independent divine.

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Latin Articles

Voet, Gisbert – 73. ‘An Exercise on Thomas, Part 1, Question 12, Article 1, ‘Of the Vision of God, According to the Essence’’  in 2 parts  in Select Theological Disputations, vol. 2  (Utrecht, 1648-1667), pp. 1,193-1,217

Vitringa, Sr., Campegius – Ch. 18, ‘Of [the Last Things &] Glorification, pp. 18-25, ‘Of the Vision of God’  in The Doctrine of the Christian Religion, Summarily Described through Aphorisms, vol. 4  (d. 1722)

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“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”

Mt. 18:10

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