Originea modei: in hainele mortii/mortilor


Garments of Skin as a Punishment of Pride. Augustine: [Adam and Eve], who were stripped of their first garment [of innocence], deserved by their mortality garments of skin. For the true honor of man is to be the image and the likeness of God that is preserved only in relation to him by whom it is impressed. Hence, he clings to God so much the more, the less he loves what is his own. But through the desire of proving his own power, man by his own will falls down into himself as into a sort of [substitute] center. Since he, therefore, wishes to be like God, hence under no one, then as a punishment he is also driven from the center, which he himself is, down into the depths, that is, into those things wherein the beasts delight. Thus, since the likeness to God is his honor, the likeness to the beasts is his disgrace. On the Trinity 12.11.16.4
The Garments of Skin a Symbol of Mortality. Origen: It is said that God made those miserable garments with which the first man was clothed after he had sinned. “For God made skin tunics and clothed Adam and his wife.” Therefore, those were tunics of skin taken from animals. For with such as these, it was necessary for the sinner to be dressed. It says, “with skin tunics,” which are a symbol of the mortality that he received because of his skin and of his frailty that came from the corruption of the flesh. But if you have been already washed from these and purified through the law of God, then Moses will dress you with a garment of incorruptibility so that “your shame may never appear”5and “that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.”6 Homilies on Leviticus 6.2.7.7

4 4 FC 45:358.5 5 Ex 20:26.6 6 2 Cor 5:4.7 7 FC 83:120.
Louth, A., & Conti, M. (2001). Genesis 1-11. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture OT 1. (98). Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.
PS:  superbe si profunde sunt observatiile parintilor si scriitorilor bisericesti antici. Concluziile sunt evidente:
1. Ioan Gura de Aur : „Hainele,  deci,  să  ne  fie  continuă  aducere  aminte  de  pierderea bunătătilor  din  rai,” – hainele omului au fost altele…, kitch-urile noastre moderne nu ne sunt deloc spre fala si cinste, ci impopotonandu-ne cu ele doar ne aratam stupiditatea si nemintosenia
2. Augustin: Omul se asemana cu Dumnezeu initial, apoi prin propria-i nebunie a ajuns sa imbrace piei de animale si sa semene animalelor( prin preluarea pieilor acestora). Ce trist: fiii de Dumnezeu meniti sa-L oglindeasca, ajunsi „impodobiti” ca niste fiare/dobitoace si se mai si mandresc cu asta si intrec intre ei/ele …
3. Origen: imbracarea hainelor mortilor(fie ei si animale) sa-i fie continua amintire omului decazut incotro se duce… Cele mai luxoase haine cu preturi exorbitante nu-s decat minciuni bune numai sa imbogateasca creatorii de moda pe seama prostilor…

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