Rev. D.Th. Dorin Octavian Picioruş

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The Theology of the Sight of God 

Studies and translations

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The first part and the 2nd.

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1. 2. 2. Abraham and the Foreboding Ecstasy

Gen. 15, 12-16 present us on the Father of the faithful, on Abram, in the hypostasis of before seer of the enormous weights, on which will support the people that will come out of his loins.

The ecstatic context, all just as lapidary as and precedent, is formulated at Gen. 15, 12: „But at sunset Abram fell in ecstasy and, behold, have comprised fear and great

ecstasis 2We observe in the first row, that the ecstasy produces fulgurating of quick and Abram does nothing else than to live it effective. He suffers an interior change, which shuddered him, and the entrance into this new state of existence, in the ecstatic state, is designated right „darkness”.

The notion of „darkness” as and the one of „sleep” will be ample debated by the Holy Fathers, they indicating both the immersion in the divine light, what and the desoldering of everything that means historical human condition.

The imaginal contrast between the sun which sets and Saint Abram which enters in the darkness of divine light is not by chance.

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[1] All in the commentary at Genesis cited anterior, Saint John Chrysostom reclaims Gen. 15, 12 as on an ecstatic place, about which he speaks explained: „Therefore fell upon him, and the ecstasy and fear and great darkness, as through the ones made ​​[with him] to come to the understanding of God’s

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