Quote of the week—5

This is for Greg Boyd, in the hope of convincing him to read what he wrote in Trinity & Process. DBH writes:

“[E]very free movement of the will is possible only by virtue of the more primordial longing of all things for the beauty of God…and so every free act — even the act of hating God — arises from and is sustained by a more original love of God. It is impossible to desire anything without implicitly desiring the infinite source of all things; even the desire of the suicide for the peace of oblivion is born of a love of self — however tragically distorted it has become — that is itself born of a deeper love for the God from whom the self comes and to whom the self is called.”

David Bentley Hart
The Doors of the Sea


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