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Ken,
    Look again.  Not "divisiveness," but "deviseness." 

    Devise is already a noun.  "Deviseness" is not in the OED.

        devise (nount):
            The act of devising, apportioning, or assigning, by will; a
    testamentary disposition of real property; the clause in a will
    conveying this.

Marcia

Ken Armstrong wrote:

> At 05:28 PM 9/24/2006, Diana Manister wrote:
>
>> Regarding Eliot's deviseness, I would go a step further and speculate 
>> that he seems to have been deeply committed to it, in the sense of 
>> seeing man and God as divided from each other. There is some 
>> evidence, as cited in Kearns' book T.S. Eliot and Indic Traditions, 
>> that Eliot identified more with the dualistic Christian worship of an 
>> external God than the Vedantic recognition of the identity of the 
>> deep self with Brahman.
>
>
>   Diana  --  Your use of "divisive" and "dualistic" are novel to say 
> the least. "Seeing God and man as divided from each other" is 
> certainly traditional Christian belief, but this is not what is 
> usually called "dualistic" or even "divisive." Does Kearns employs 
> this terminology?
>
> Ken A.
>