„I am not my own light unto myself.“

Dialogues on Metaphysics (1688) Dialogue III
Variant translation: I am not a light unto myself.

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Contexto: God could not make the creature to be great and glorious in itself; this is as impossible, as for God to create beings into a state of independence on himself. "The heavens," saith David, "declare the glory of God"; and no creature, any more than the heavens, can declare any other glory but that of God. And as well might it be said, that the firmament shows forth its own handiwork, as that a holy divine or heavenly creature shows forth its own natural power.
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