© J. Glenn Friesen 2003-2006
Glossary of Terms
(references to De Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee, unless
indicated. See concordance
for correlation with pages in the New Critique. The concordance
is in pdf format.)
I, 5, 6, 10, 13, 30, 35, 39, 44, 48, 64, 66, 71,
76, 80, 121 (truth), 130-131, 133
II, 400, 401, 406, 408, 417, 420, 422, 482-83, 492, 493, 496
NC I, 5 (temporal existence), 55 (temporal cosmos)
NC II, 560 (cosmic temporal horizon);
561 (temporal cosmic existence); 561 (temporal functions), 593 (temporal
Temporal reality is that part of created reality that
is within cosmic time. Temporal reality
is the cosmos. Temporal reality therefore does
not include other parts of creation, such as our supratemporal
heart and the angels.
The temporal is one of the dimensions
of the horizon of our experience. There are levels of our human experience,
and we “descend” into cosmic time (NC II, 552).
We experience temporal reality in its "aspects"
or "modes" or "meaning-sides."
Temporal reality is immanent as opposed
to transcendent. Temporal
reality is the ‘earth,’ as distinguished
from the ‘Heavens’ in Genesis
I (NC II, 53, ft. 1).
Temporal reality is the individual, particularized,
expression of the transcendent reality in
which it finds its supratemporal root. Temporal
reality exists only in that root.
Because temporal reality exists only in the root, it
fell with humanity, and is redeemed through Christ the new root.
World, individual ego, functions,
aspects, things, are
all temporal. So is our body, which is the "temporal
mantle" of these functions.
Revised May 6/06