Conversion: Ontological & Secular from Plato to Tom Jones | Essay --- Wayne J. Hankey | Numéro Cinq
Wayne Hankey brilliantly tracks the process of divine (ontological) conversion from Plato through Aquinas to Dante and Beatrice into the secular turn of modernity. Love of beauty still converts the wayward soul, but the result is (divine) marriage not unity with the divine. What was a cosmic plot becomes in the modern novel a marriage plot, the rock-ribbed foundation of oh so many masterpieces.