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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Streetwise: Blondel on knowledge of God

Nineteenth Century French philosopher Maurice Blondel wrote of knowing God:

"As soon as we regard him from without as a mere object of knowledge, or a mere occasion for speculative study, without freshness of heart and the unrest of love, then all is over, and we have in our hands nothing but a phantom and an idol."

from L'Action, 1893

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dom said...

WOW! Checkmate.

Friday, July 27, 2007 7:34:00 PM  
Blogger Ladinoamericano said...

This quote must be wrong. In 1870, Blondel was 9 years old. :)

Monday, March 12, 2012 5:11:00 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Ladinoamericano -
Many thanks for the correction. You are indeed right; even if Blondel were a prodigy, it turns out that L'Action was published in 1893.

Monday, March 12, 2012 3:30:00 PM  

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