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Not a mystery, but a question
August 5, 2007 10:11 AM   Subscribe

Looking for the origin of a quote referenced by Dennis Covington in Salvation on Sand Mountain as being something he "read somewhere": "Mystery...is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend."

Does that ring any bells for anyone? Is it just basic Christian doctrine?
posted by macinchik to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Page 69 of the book "The Unecessary Pastor" (type 'the absence of' under where it says 'search inside this book') credits the quote to author Gabriel Marcel, although the specific book isn't mentioned, and there's no 'search inside' feature for any of his books at Amazon. Three of his books are archived at Wayback but none of them contain that quote.
posted by iconomy at 11:17 AM on August 5, 2007


Google Books has a bunch more results and you can search inside some of his writings.
posted by iconomy at 11:22 AM on August 5, 2007


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