A cipher has two meanings. ...the more so if we find obvious contradictions in the literal meaning? The prophets have clearly said... that their meaning would not be understood, and that it was veiled. - Pensées

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A type conveys absence and presence, pleasure and Read more
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Do all these passages indicate what is real? No Read more
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"The Messiah," said they, "abideth for ever, and Read more
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I see other persons around me of a like nature. I Read more
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Every one can call himself a prophet. But I see Read more
Augustine, De civitate Dei, v. 10. This rule is Read more