Thursday, November 27, 2008

Two Bits

Take Thomas:
Oh, readers all, the Grand Synthesis leaves out so much of the mess of history, all ignrint as it is of complexity and all frightened of contradiction... Know nothing of the various allegories that made up the riotous practice of reading Scripture well into the sixteenth century? Who cares? You can determine from almost any Synthetic work all you need to know about it. Whatever you do, don't read the particular texts themselves, try to learn a little economic and social history in which to embed 'em, and make up your own mind - there's always a Magisterium of some sort to do that for you - your own place on either bank of the Tiber makes little difference here. [source]
And add this to every other folly written here:
Typology is the beginning of wisdom. [source]