The Poetics of Grammar and the Metaphysics of Sound and Sign

S. La Porta and D. Shulman

This is the introduction to a remarkable collective volume, see link below.

God has already once exclaimed “Let there be light”, to which the angels now respond. Although the world has come into existence by means of God’s initial exclamation, He withholds its full actualization until the angelic host achieves awareness. It is only after their acclamation of praise that He once again releases His effectual pronouncement. The created universe is thus an echo, a reduplicated sound which refers to itself, but that sound is a voice that has issued from no-voice, from silence, and only derives its full meaning and efficacy from the angelic antiphonal.

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