Look again. Not "divisiveness," but "deviseness."
Devise is already a noun. "Deviseness" is not in the OED.
The act of devising, apportioning, or assigning, by will; a
testamentary disposition of real property; the clause in a will
Ken Armstrong wrote:
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type="cite">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?