Puritan Board Freshman
Ever since reading James Dolezal's "All That Is In God", I've often wondered about the nature of theophanies. God is infinite, timeless, eternal, invisible; so in what sense are theophanies God? To experience time and space, as theophanies do, is something only creatures do, not the Creator. It's quite strange to me because most (if not all) Biblical theophanies also seem to be only appearances of the Son rather than the Father, but of course we don't want to say the Son alone has some sort of "peculiar properties" that allow Him to appear in time/space, because this would make Him less than the Father, not sharing His simple essence. So how exactly do theophanies work with classic theism? I hope what I'm asking makes sense and I'm sure someone must have written on this somewhere, but I'm just looking for anything to help.