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On 2/27/2013 3:29 AM, P wrote:
> At this time of year one might also look at Ash Wednesday. This quote 
> certainly rehearse ancient rhymes for me. Montgomery (no relation that 
> I know of) has been reading Gilson and Maritain to good result. 
> Another way of putting these points is "God is he whose essence is his 
> existence."
>
> Well done, CR. These are crucial points.

     Agreed; other claims in the book seem to me doubtful at best, 
though I can see how they might still get some traction.

    Ken A
>
> P. M.
>
> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> incidently,
>
> an explication by Marion Montgomery
>
> The Word in the desert
> Is most attacked by voices of temptation,
> The drying shadow in the funeral dance,
> The loud lament of the disconsolate chimera.
>                      (Burnt Norton)
>
> Etienne Gilson (in The Spirit of Thomism, 1966) remarks: "That one 
> does not see any light, may be a fact; to infer from it that there is 
> no light, is a non sequitur." The comment is in a chapter, "A 
> Metaphysics of the Name of God," which seems to me highly pertinent to 
> the history of Eliot's pursuit of the Word,