Wednesday, August 23, 2006

text scrap for continuation of "thought thinking itself"

The following line is an extension of my discussion of Galatians 3:28 and Scriptural unity, to be incorporated into the next portion of this essay:

"There are always firsts and lasts, judges and judged, bridegrooms and brides, bodies and heads and hands and feet, the Lamb, angels, kings and the lady clothed with the Sun, Lords and subjects--but these distinctions, unlike the distinctions that Paul says are no more, are not divisive but unitive; in their very differences lies the principle of their more intimate union. The distinction even between man and woman does not wholly evaporate; but only in its divisive, combative pathos does it disappear. What remains is the original distinction of man and woman, purified into a lovely ensemble which draws them closer than ever believed possible."

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