delight of the eye

Another passage from Wilken: When speaking of how God is known early Christian thinkers favored the metaphor of seeing, not hearing. In his response to Celsus, Origen cites a series of biblical texts that have to do with seeing: “Blessed are the pure in spirit for they shall see God” (Matt. 5:8); “He who hasContinue reading “delight of the eye”

she remembered them years later

As this whole life is a kind of journey or exile, exercising the office of priesthood often involves a deliberate, steadying or arresting of time (cycles such as weeks, months, anniversaries and festivals help in this regard): They were now in the palace garden which sloped down in terraces to the city wall. The moon shone brightly. OneContinue reading “she remembered them years later”