Sunday, November 11, 2012

Owen Barfield Quote of the Day (11/11/12)

In the heart of that nation [Israel], whose whole impulse it had been to eliminate original participation [a process Barfield details in Saving the Appearances], a man was born who simultaneously identified himself with, and carefully distinguished himself from, the Creator of the world—whom he called the Father. On the one hand: "I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me," etc. On the other: "I and the Father are one," etc. In one man the inwardness of the Divine Name had been fully realized; the final participation, whereby man's creator speaks from within man himself, had been accomplished. The Word had been made flesh. —Owen Barfield (Saving the Appearances 169-70)

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