Pantheism (presumably)

In the Jewish tradition maqom, place, is one of the names of God. Taking seriously Paul’s assertion that we live and move and have our being in God, a medieval heresy—which we know only through the testimony of the theologians who condemned its followers to the stake—asserted that God is nothing other than the taking place of each and every thing, both the stone and the worm, the angel and the man. What is divine is the being-worm of the worm, the being-stone of the stone, and what is just and good is that the world is thus, that something can appear and assume a face, in its finiteness and in its divine place.

Giorgio Agamben, from Door and Threshold, collected in When The House Burns Down. trans. Kevin Attell. Seagull Books, 2022 (2020)


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