What is Transcendence?

“The word as normally used brings to mind pictures of distance: the transcendent is what is unattainably far off, outside our range of understanding. [Lewis helps us see] not an incalculable separation but an inexhaustible strangeness, a refusal to be captured. And in Lewis’s narrative (the Narnia stories], this is expressed in terms of rebellion, the joyful overturning of a self-contained order in the name of an uncontainable truth”: Rowan Williams, The Lion’s World, p.139.

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