[So what did Schoonenberg intend with ‘his use of the word ‘nature’‘?
To me, his arguments point to the horizontal axis of several of the recently discussed intersections.
For example, in ‘the message underlying the word ‘religion’‘, Schoonenberg’s use of the word ‘nature’ points to the horizontal nested form:
Lawessential or Consequences3H( sin and virtue2( dispositions1H))
In the tension between I recognize myself as an image of God and human nature is to participate in divine nature, the horizontal nested form is:
My divine nature to be the seat of choice3H( state of grace or state of self-destruction2( my potential for participation1H))]