Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Owen Barfield Quote of the Day (11/14/12)

For Christ . . . had first taught in a new and simpler way, and had then himself demonstrated, a truth which nearly every one of the Greek philosophers, including Aristotle, had been trying to say all their lives—that, in order to achieve immortality, it is necessary to "die" to this world of the senses and the appetites, and that he who thus "dies" is already living in eternity during his bodily life and will continue to do so after his bodily death. "Whosoever shall lose his life shall find it." —Owen Barfield (History in English Words 115)

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