TABOR - Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Romanian Orthodox Church
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“I Am Who I Am” or Absolute Otherness
God is revealed to the world through His words and actions, but what He is in His Being remains unknown for the creation. An act of the revelation of His Godhead, as far as the created being might understand, is the name that God Himself reveals: “I Am Who I Am.” The name of God has spiritual and eschatological value. Uttering the Divine Name means asserting the presence and work of God in creation; re-asserting and renewing the work and purpose of man: his deification and transfiguration of the entire creation. The Divine Name - Yahweh - defines He Who is undefined, represents. He Who is unrepresented because His Name is indissolubly connected to His Person.