"When the word [(verbo)] has been conveyed to you, does not the sound seem to say: The word ought to grow, and I should diminish? The sound of the voice [(Sonus vocis)] has made itself heard in the service of the word, and has gone away, as though it were saying: My joy is complete."
St. Augustine, Sermo 293.3 (PL 38, cols. 1328-1329), as translated in Liturgy of the hours, vol. 2, p. 261. I have not checked PL 38 directly, but only this rekeying.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Alfred North Whitehead, Process and reality: an essay in cosmology V.ii.4 ((New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960 ), 526; corrected edition ed. David Ray Griffin & Donald W. Sherburne (New York: The Free Press, 1978), 346). Whitehead's rejection of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo is, of course, well-known.