Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Tuesday October 3, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

“Hard lessons lately.”
— Bruce Springsteen

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A belated meditation for Yom Kippur, which ended at sundown yesterday:

“Whatever the shatterings Hopkins felt threatened his and other sacred selves, perhaps precisely because of that threat, he composed the greatest passage on the God-relation of identity since Galatians 2:20….

The aesthetics of truth form alliances, profoundly elective affinities, that the intellect stripped of feeling inclines to reject…. Intellection must address the matter of its feeling.”

— Philip Rieff,
    Sacred Order/Social Order, Vol. 1:
    My Life among the Deathworks:
    Illustrations of the
    Aesthetics of Authority
    University of Virginia Press, 2006.
    256 pages.

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