- Unitive and Separative
The primary definitions
of the word "one" include both the unitive one
and the separative one.
- The unitive one means, "Being a single entity,
unit, object, or living being. Characterized by unity; undivided."
This one and that one as One
- The separative one means, "Being a single member
or element of a group, category, or kind. Characterized by diversity;
divided." This one or
that one as separate parts.*
References to the One God or the Lord is One reflect
both the Unitive (Transcendent) and
Separative (Immanent) Manifestations of Divinity.
* The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English
Language, Fourth Edition
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