Saturday, 23 February 2008

Nicholas of Cusa

Nicholas of Cusa believed that God manifested the 'coincidence of opposites': that, for instance, only in God is existence and essence identical, that God is simultaneously the greatest and the smallest, and so on. But what of the opposite of the coincidence of opposites? Is the Devil the most coherent and non-contradictory of entities, by this logic? Ah, such rusty heresy ...

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