Tuesday, January 05, 2016


"Notice that the heavenly things descend from the chthonic, the light from the bewitched and bewitching dark."

—page 8, Moby-Dick as Philosophy: Plato - Melville - Nietzsche by Mark Anderson


In the midst of these seasons of light and darkness (Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany) and the "saidness," the "spokenness," the Word of God being enfleshed within them, in some sense, this quote speaks volumes to me. The quote itself is in relation to ancient Greek notions of creation, but I feel it could likewise relate to ancient Hebrew notions of the creation and Hellenistic Christian appropriations of the same (in the New Testament version of the Genesis story as it is transformed in the Gospel of John).

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