The God that Paul invented for himself, a God who "reduced to absurdity" "the wisdom of this world" (especially the two great enemies of superstition, philology and medicine), is in truth only an indication of Paul's resolute determination to accomplish that very thing himself: to give one's own will the name of God, Torah that is essentially Jewish .
To live classically and to realize antiquity practically within oneself is the summit and goal of philology.Friedrich Schlegel, Philosophical Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991) § 147
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