Revelationary Afterthoughts : Of a Bound Genius
Frankly, John O'Loughlin had no idea, when he tentatively began this title, that it would blossom into what is unquestionably the most eloquent and comprehensively exacting presentation of his philosophy so far, a presentation that has the right to be called revelationary ['revelatory' would be technically more correct but less apposite in this context - editor's note.], in that much of what it reveals is so compellingly cogent as to be positively divine, the divine revelations of a thinker who knows the difference between God and the Devil, but does not make the reductionist mistake of conceiving of history, much less life, as a struggle between Good and Evil, when all the philosophical evidence points to the conclusion that good is merely the relative counterpart of Evil and no more than a just retort to something which is not merely antithetical, in its vainglorious pursuit of power, to anything godly, but the principal obstacle to the salvation of the sinful to that which, gracefully transcending the world, is as far removed from an engagement in any such struggle as it's possible to imagine. Yet it is not, on that account, indifferent to the plight of the meek.
- Paperback | 74 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 163.29g
- 27 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About John O'Loughlin
John O'Loughlin is a London-based author who was born in Ireland to an English mother and grew up first in Hampshire and then in Surrey, where he attended a variety of state schools. Most of his adult life has been spent at different addresses in the London Borough of Haringey, north of the River Thames, to which he moved from Surrey in 1974, and all but a few of his books have been written there, the majority of which, like this one, are of an intensely philosophical not to say metaphysical and even ideological nature.