Sunday, February 05, 2006

Introduction to Christianity

is a great book, at least so far,full of insights and memorable phrases. Here's one, quite reminiscent of Deus est Caritas: "We are also coming to understand more and more clearly that the apparent liberation of love and its conversion into a matter of impulse means the delivery of man to the autonomous powers of sex and Eros, to whose merciless slavery he falls victim just when he is under the illusion that he has freed himself. When he eludes God, the gods put out their hands to grasp him; he can only be liberated by allowing himself to be liberated and by ceasing to try to rely on himself." (p 114)

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