Friday, December 7, 2012

Wolfson on Secrecy

"The duplicitous nature of secrecy is such that in order to be a secret, the secret cannot be disclosed as the secret it purports to be, but if the secret is not disclosed as the secret it secretly cannot be, it cannot be the secret it exposes itself not to be." (Eliot Wolfson, "Kabbalah," in The Brill Dictionary of Religion, 4 vols., Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006, 1052-57, 1052)