Collegiate Dictionary: Main Entry: sem·i·nal, adjective --
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin: seminalis, from
semin-, semen seed - more at SEMEN - Date: 14th century -
1 : of, relating to, or consisting of seed or semen - 2 : containing or contributing the seeds of later development: CREATIVE, ORIGINAL <a seminal book> <one of the most seminal of the great poets> Also: Seminal fluid / duct / vesicle
discover in Rom. 5:10 the seminal truth which Paul explains more
completely in Rom. 5:12-21: all humanity is divided into two camps.
From God's perspective, mankind is separated into two camps: those who
are His enemies, and those who are His children by faith in Jesus
Christ. These are the goats and the sheep. These are the offspring of Adam
and the disciples of Jesus Christ. As a comfortable human construct, we
imagine that there are many ways to get to God, and that all are God's
children and will eventually get to heaven in their own way and their own
time. Nothing could be further from the stark truth of the Bible: if we
have not yet been reconciled to our Creating God through faith in Jesus
Christ, we are enemies of God. There is no way to get around it."
Followill, Dorman. GOD'S GREAT NEWS - The Gospel in a Nutshell: Christ's Life in a Believer (5:10). Internet Availability: - http://www.pbc.org/dp/dorman/romans/rom20.html .
and cosmic ratios and distances aside, because I believe the Gospel of
the God who was "ignomiously executed" is the seminal Truth of all human
existence (of all existence in fact), the Truth from which all other
truth emanates, the Truth upon which all that is real rests, the Truth
into which all else can be resolved and which itself cannot be resolved
into anything else--and because I believe all this with all my heart, when
the door opened for me to promote it as I never could before--what else
could I do but step through?'
Obiter: Goodbye and all that. Liberty Magazine, May, 1999. Internet Availability: - http://www.libertymagazine.org/html/may99obitr.html .
HINDU ONLINE : Tuesday, February 03, 1998 Entertainment ...thousands
of years ago. If this seminal truth is firmly understood... ...meeting
with the Guru. The Ultimate Truth, the word in the cave, has to...
www.webpage.com/hindu/daily/980203/09/09030174.htm (Page not available).
should remember a seminal truth pointed out by Gore Vidal in a recent
NEW YORKER article (Nov. 10, 1997): "our writers and directors tend to
know as little about the country's history as the audience, so when they
set a story in the past the characters are just like us except they're
in costume." That directors and producers prefer historicized fiction to
true history itself simply makes them the same as the audience."
Hadden, Sally (1998). H-NET FILM REVIEW. H-Law@msu.edu (January). Internet Availability: - http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~law/amistad.html .
THE IBIS TAPESTRY by Mike Nicol (Random House): "Here we find one answer to my earlier question: why attempt to write about the truth commission in a novel? Nicol's novel can function as a timely demonstration of how one story masks another. What at one level might appear to be some kind of detective story is, at another level, an inquest into the possibilities and limitations of narrative per se. The seminal truth this fiction serves to disclose is that there are "truths" to fiction." Novel probe into the workings of the truth commission. Insight. Sunday Times, South Africa. http://www.suntimes.co.za/1998/09/13/insight/in03.htm .