Now, yes, it’s all familiar territory for me…but this is for a dissertation so I need as many infallible quotes backing up this idea of the puritan Jonathan Edwards:
“To pretend to describe the excellence, the greatness or duration of the happiness of heaven by the most artful composition of words would be but to darken and cloud it; to talk of raptures and ecstasies, joy and singing, is but to set forth very low”
I need them to be quite specifically about ‘the amount’- in other words, yes there’s a lot of happiness but does any comment correspond to what Edwards said? It’s quite important to what I’m trying to achieve in writing!
I thank you!
(Apologies to those who mistook my previous question as being at all critical of the Pope by suggestion he might sometimes use hyperbole- I do not think there is anything wrong in using strong metaphors and it was never meant to indicate that ‘he lies’ but, rather, to establish how we might know when something is metaphorical and when it is quite literal; for instance ‘infinite joy’?)