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By James Blish

After Such Knowledge (the name taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a sequence of novels written through James Blish, every one facing a facet of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for top Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it appears unfallen, which he ultimately concludes has to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a historic novel in regards to the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, inclusive of very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, used to be written utilizing the idea that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires truly labored. In Black Easter, a robust industrialist and hands service provider arranges to name up demons and set them loose on the earth for an evening, leading to nuclear warfare and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.

Originally released in 1959 by way of Faber and Faber.

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61. 110 Cf. McGuckin, “Patterns of Biblical Exegesis in the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and Gregory of Nyssa,” 37. McGuckin says that the Cappadocians are simultaneously and unrepententedly Alexandrian and Antiochene. 25ff. in Menander Rhetor, eds. and trans. D. A. Russell and N. G. Wilson (Oxford: Clarendon: Press, 1981), 162; cf.

Edwards, 137. Cf. 26. Gregory’s Theology of the Word 21 mother’s uncle, a great man distinguished above all by the profound words he gathered from the ends of the world which are now on everybody’s lips. That great man found the ultimate key of words in Christ and an elevated life. Nicoboulus returns to this connection between words and the Word in his lengthy conclusion where he writes of the end of his word and invokes God to witness, as even God the Word rules over mortals. In the following letter the father begins his response by explicating the theology at the heart of his son’s letter: My child, in desiring words, you desire what is best.

Michael Welker and Cynthia A. Jarvis (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004), 106–19, at p. 117. 76 Or. 25 and 26. For Gregory’s philosophical ideal with Cynicism in mind, especially in Or. 25, see Claudio Moreschini, “Gregory Nazianzen and Philosophy, with Remarks on Gregory’s Cynicism,” trans. Carol Chiodo, in Re-reading Gregory of Nazianzus, ed. Christopher A. Beeley, 103–22. 77 Or. 240); trans. Daley, 109; cf. Or. 12. 78 Gregory’s complaint against rhetoric unfounded upon the good character of one’s life and the truth of the matter in the words is common among other ancient writers, both Christian and non-Christian.

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