Saturday, 24 September 2016

God The Father

SM Stirling, Against The Tide Of Years (New York, 1999), Chapter Fifteen.

"'Diawas Pithair!'" (p. 233)

"'...Zeus the Father...'" (p. 236)

The Latin name Iuppiter originated as a vocative compound of the Old Latin vocative *Iou and pater ("father") and came to replace the Old Latin nominative case *Ious. Jove[106] is a less common English formation based on Iov-, the stem of oblique cases of the Latin name. Linguistic studies identify the form *Iou-pater as deriving from the Indo-European vocative compound *Dyēu-pəter (meaning "O Father Sky-god"; nominative: *Dyēus-pətēr).[107]
 -copied from here.

 Odin is Allfather.

"The Father and I are one." (See here.) 

Here is a strong common theme in theistic religion. 

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

I have noticed in Stirling's Nantucket books the reverence of the Indo-Europeans for "Father Sky God."

The orthodox Christian belief is that God the Father and the Son are consubstantial in being, but still distinct and real Persons. And, yes, I realize how difficult the doctrine of the Trinity has been. Hence we have seen the rise within and out side Christianity denying this revelation: Modalism, Arianism, Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.