All Christians are equal. Some are just more equal than others.

28 05 2008

(Some reflections on the hierarchical nature of Christianity)

Even the perfect soul is imperfect when compared with divine action.

-Iamblichus, De Mysteriis

Sometimes I just get an intellectual itch that I have to scratch. Since I read the Pope’s catechesis on St. Dionysius the Areopagite a couple of weeks back, I have been chewing over a particular passage over and over again:

Now then, [Proclus] made a distinction between the paths for the simple — those who were not able to elevate themselves to the heights of truth, for whom certain rites could be sufficient — and the paths for the wise, who on the other hand should purify themselves to arrive to pure light.
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