There is no need for me to repeat the main lines of the argument so ably set forth by Fr. Clarke in his own response to the challenging questions put forward by Professors Long and Blair: regarding receptivity as a perfection, the freedom of God's act of creation, and the relation of philosophy and theology. I may be permitted, however, lo take the occasion to add some accents and, in one place at least, to propose what I hope Fr. Clarke himself will regard as a friendly amendment-all of this with the larger intention of bringing into relief some key terms for future discussion between "Thomists" and "Balthasarians."
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